Four members of the Randolph County Pro Bono team were among seven individuals and organizations honored by Legal Aid of North Carolina at a luncheon on Nov. 1.
The team was among the inaugural winners of new, annual Pro Bono Awards to be given out by Legal Aid of North Carolina, a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. It is the third largest law firm in North Carolina, serving all 100 counties with offices in 23 counties across the state.
The Randolph County Pro Bono team is made up of Thomas D. Robins of Bunch and Robins in Asheboro, Margaret J. Megerian of Megerian & Wells in Asheboro, Chelsie L. Embler attorney at law of Asheboro, and Nicholas Patrick of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura.
At the luncheon, that group was honored for “their extraordinary service to domestic violence survivors in Randolph County. For years, the attorneys have worked on a rotating weekly basis to take domestic violence cases to court for our Greensboro office. Once, when the team was without a few members, Tom and Margaret continued taking all the cases to court. Tom is also a member of our Greensboro office’s Local Advisory Council, a group of supporters that informs the office’s advocacy and raises awareness of its services among the client and legal communities.”