Firm, Two Attorneys Receive Pro Bono Service Awards



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Oct. 24, 2018

Robinson Bradshaw and its attorneys accepted three honors at last night's seventh annual Pro Bono Awards. The firm received the Outstanding Firm Service Award from Council for Children's Rights, and Julian H. Wright Jr. and Jason L. Wright each received an Outstanding Individual Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. Brent A. Torstrick accepted the firm award on behalf of Robinson Bradshaw.

The awards are presented by Council for Children's Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to recognize significant pro bono contributions that individuals and legal firms make to the three agencies. 

"I do pro bono work because I am a lawyer," said Julian Wright. "Only lawyers can do such specific legal work. Only lawyers can go into court and help others vindicate their rights. If lawyers fail to do so, too many folks of low and modest means lose access to the courts and, too often, to justice itself. As a lawyer, I find that untenable."

Attorneys at Robinson Bradshaw make it a priority to address the unmet legal needs of indigent and disadvantaged populations, including representing tenants in disputes with landlords and representing domestic violence victims. Lawyers also provide pro bono assistance to community nonprofit organizations, including corporate organization, financing, real estate acquisitions and other business transactions. And, the firm performs pro bono criminal work, particularly in the areas of appointed criminal appeals and post-conviction capital representation.

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