Robinson Bradshaw Honored by Legal Aid of North Carolina



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Nov. 3, 2016

At a recent legal services conference, Legal Aid of North Carolina recognized Robinson Bradshaw for its extraordinary pro bono service to Legal Aid clients. Since 2011, the firm has provided over 1,250 hours of pro bono service to the organization and those it helps.

“[Robinson Bradshaw] has been a major, continuous pro bono partner with Legal Aid of North Carolina since our inception in 2002,” said Ted Fillette, assistant director of Legal Aid and head of its Charlotte office.

The firm and Legal Aid have partnered on numerous cases over the past 14 years, including a case argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2015. Robinson Bradshaw attorneys John R. Wester, Thomas P. Holderness and Erik R. Zimmerman successfully represented a family threatened with eviction from subsidized housing.

“It was a case presenting issues of statewide and national importance,” said Fillette. “We were successful in protecting that family from homelessness and establishing a precedent recognized as the leading decision in this area of federal law.”

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