Pro Bono Service Recognition

At the November Bar lunch, the following attorneys were recognized for their outstanding pro bono service through the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program, which is a partnership between the Buncombe County Bar and Pisgah Legal Services.

  • Jessica Leaven of Grimes Teich Anderson has been helping a Spanish-speaking client who has faced serious workplace discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Jessica has provided representation for this client since May 2018 and has already contributed 60 hours of pro bono legal help in this ongoing case.
  • Jenna Blackwell contributed 55 hours of free legal services to help a survivor of domestic abuse secure a divorce from her abusive ex-husband and settle an equitable distribution claim.
  • Heather Newton has taken 4 cases in the past two months to advise clients on short-term disability, and responds very quickly to take these cases from Pisgah Legal whenever needed.

Pro bono attorneys are making an amazing difference in our neighbors lives through their compassionate and generous service!