From the Courts to the Community: Personal Injury Attorney and Business Paralegal Lead Statewide Day of Service
Ward and Smith’s Jeremy Wilson, a personal injury attorney based in Wilmington, NC, and Stephanie Crosby, a New Bern-based business paralegal supervisor, are spearheading one of the most important pro bono legal projects in the state to help those in need.
They are co-chairing the 4ALL Statewide Service Day Committee as they prepare for the 16th annual day of service on March 3. This exciting event is a collaboration between the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, providing free legal help to those who cannot afford it.
“We believe when we give our time, talents, and resources to others in need, it helps restore our faith in our community,” commented Jeremy. “We are proud to support this worthwhile effort and have been humbled by the amount of enthusiasm we’ve seen from our peers.”
Both Jeremy and Stephanie are doing their utmost to ensure that this service day will be successful. They are communicating with regional organizations across the state, helping recruit voluntarism from attorneys, paralegals, and other people from all over North Carolina to provide free legal services to North Carolinians seeking help in matters regarding family law, immigration matters, eviction cases, and much more.
“One call can be a lifeline for someone facing an otherwise impossible situation,” Stephanie said. “It’s why initiatives like 4ALL are so important, and it’s been a pleasure to be part of the effort. I encourage every attorney, paralegal, and law student to donate their time.”
Jeremy and Stephanie have been longstanding supporters of 4ALL, continually dedicating their time to the cause. Jeremy has volunteered with the initiative since 2017. Stephanie successfully co-chaired the committee last year and served as the Greenville call center co-chair prior to that.
For Attorneys, Paralegals, & Law Students: Volunteer Sign Up
Volunteers are needed to serve in 2-hour shifts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 3. While most opportunities can be done remotely, limited in-person shifts are available at the following call centers:
- Asheville – Blue Ridge Public Radio (attorney volunteer, in person)
- Charlotte – Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (attorney volunteer, in person)
- Fayetteville – Hutchins Law Firm (attorney volunteer, in person)
- Greensboro – Volunteer Center of Greensboro (attorney volunteer, in person)
- Greenville – WNCT-TV (attorney volunteer, in person)
- Raleigh – WRAL-TV (attorney volunteer, in person – WAITLIST ONLY)
- Wilmington – WECT-TV (attorney volunteer, in person)
Attorneys volunteering their services will receive calls related to their area of practice, which they can choose during the volunteer registration process.
Talk to a Lawyer
If you would like to talk to an attorney, call lines will be open from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. on March 3.
- Asheville/Western NC – 828.418.6969 (printable PDF flier here)
- Charlotte Area – 704.630.7300 (printable PDF flier here)
- Fayetteville – 919.891.9779 (printable PDF flier here)
- Greensboro/Triad – 336.355.6262 (printable PDF flier here)
- Greenville Area – 252.969.0606 (printable PDF flier here)
- Raleigh/Triangle Area – 919.891.9779 (printable PDF flier here)
- Wilmington/Coastal NC – 910.218.2040 (printable PDF flier here)
- Winston-Salem – 336.355.6262 (printable PDF flier here)
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