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Parker Poe Teams Up With Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy on Pro Bono Project

  • November 16, 2023

Charlotte, NC — Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys and professionals recently teamed up with attorneys and professional staff from Duke Energy to create simple wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives for Mecklenburg County residents aged 60 years and over. This is the second year Parker Poe has partnered with Duke Energy on the pro bono work. The project is led by the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and is also supported by Piedmont Natural Gas.

There are about 150,000 seniors who call Mecklenburg County home and roughly a quarter of them live on incomes that are under 200% of the federal poverty level, according to the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. The center relies on this type of pro bono work to help these seniors create what are considered key end-of-life planning documents.

The project is part of the Pro Bono Institute's EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day, now in its second year. The day of service seeks to address key legal needs of underserved communities. Attorneys and legal staff from electric and gas companies help people with issues like expungement of criminal records and restoration of driver's licenses.

Duke Energy's Alex Castle and Parker Poe partner Katie Iams led the efforts in the project along with assistance and support from Courtney Viebrock at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. In addition, these Parker Poe attorneys and professionals took part:

  • Associate Jon Altstadter
  • Associate Caroline Barrineau
  • Associate Nathalia Boe
  • Associate Blair Carpenter
  • Partner Eric Cottrell
  • Partner Michael Crook
  • Associate Olivia Daly
  • Paralegal Charlene Evered
  • Associate Phillip Fajgenbaum
  • Associate Noah Ganz
  • Partner Kevin Gottehrer
  • Associate Chris Henry
  • Associate Remington Jackson
  • Associate Jasmine Little
  • Associate Laura Merriman
  • Associate Charlie Middlebrooks
  • Partner LaToya Parker
  • Law Clerk Devon Rhodes
  • Partner Morgan Rogers
  • Partner Skip Smart
  • Partner Elizabeth Trenary
  • Associate Landon Whitley

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