Parker Poe managing partner Tom Griffin was quoted in a North Carolina Judicial Branch article about the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. The program was established in 2009 and serves abused and neglected children across North Carolina. Appellate attorneys volunteer and advocate for the best interests of children before the state's appellate courts.
"I do this work because it matters," Tom said. "I was deeply affected by the first appeal that I took many years ago. From that case and the many that followed I’ve learned that children absolutely need an effective and passionate voice in our appellate courts. Today I view my GAL cases as some of the most important work that I do, and undoubtedly the most meaningful. Plus, it’s interesting, challenging, and provides a sense of accomplishment that makes a difference. Take your own first case and you’ll see what I mean.”
Parker Poe has a long history with the GAL program representing children before the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The firm's attorneys have also served the GAL program in Georgia. Many of our attorneys focus their pro bono efforts on this type of work.
You can read the full article here: For the Public Good: NC Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono Appellate Attorneys Recognized