News from 2014

North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission 2014

  • September 1, 2014 – NC State Bar Journal Features Commission’s Economic Impact Study.Access to Justice Coordinator Mary Irvine authored an article, published in the NC State Bar Journal, The Bottom Line – Legal Services is a Good Investment, highlighting the economic impact of legal aid in North Carolina.  The article, beginning on page 18, reviews the Commission’s recent study which found that the work of civil legal aid across the state generated greater than $48 million in economic impact in 2012.
  • August 1, 2014 – NC Equal Access to Justice Commission Members Honor Chief Justice for Her Leadership.Chief Justice Sarah Parker led her final meeting as Chair of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission on Friday, August 1.  Commission and committee members, past and present, gathered for a dessert reception following the August meeting to honor Justice Parker’s leadership of the Commission.  Released at the meeting, the 2009-2013 Summary Report reviews the accomplishments of the Commission during Chief Justice Parker’s tenure.

  • February 4, 2014 – North Carolina Legal Services Providers Generate $48 Million in Economic Impact.  A recently released report finds the work of legal services providers across the state generated $48,775,276 in economic impact in 2012.  For more information, read the press release,full report and executive summary.
  • February 2, 2014 – Equal Access to Justice Commission Member George V. Hanna III Honored by North Carolina Bar Association.  The North Carolina Bar Association announced 2014 recipients of the Citizen Lawyer award including Commission member George Hanna III of Charlotte.  The award will be presented on Friday, June 20 at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.
  • January 10, 2014– NC IOLTA Releases Domestic Violence Report.  The IOLTA program of the NC State Bar released its report to the General Assembly, Combating Domestic Violence with Legal Services, regarding the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Act for 2012-2013.