MANAGING ATTORNEY JONATHAN BARBER HONORED FOR PRO BONO LEGAL WORK
Only 170 out of the 23,335 attorneys in North Carolina were named to the Pro Bono Honor Society.
Charlotte, NC, May 24, 2017 – Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. Per the State Bar, lawyers in North Carolina should provide at least fifty (50) hours of legal services without fee or expectation of fee to persons of limited means, charitable, religious, civic, governmental or educational organizations, or individuals seeking to secure or protect civil rights. See N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 6.1.
Jonathan Barber, Managing Attorney at Barber Power Law Group, PLLC, views this as a privilege and an opportunity rather than a requirement. He practices in the areas of state and federal tax and corporate law. However, he has provided pro bono legal services to a wide array of clients with varying legal needs.
“When someone comes into my office with a genuine need, and they are unable to help themselves or to pay an attorney to help them, I have a moral obligation to aid them as best as I can. While I did become a lawyer to make a living and provide for my family, I first and foremost entered this profession to serve others. Many times, ‘others’ can’t afford legal fees, but that should never stop them from receiving help they truly need.”
In addition to providing pro bono services to clients who come through the firm’s doors, Jonathan is active with the North Carolina Bar Association pro bono programs such as Disaster Legal Services. This past fall, Jonathan aided several tenants with lease problems resulting from Hurricane Matthew. Jonathan also volunteers with the Mecklenburg County Bar’s “Lunch with a Lawyer” program by mentoring an eighth grader who desires a career in the legal field. Most recently, Jonathan devoted significant time to drafting, promoting and defending Senate Bill 604 on behalf of all homebrewers in the State of North Carolina. The bill defines and expands the individual’s right to brew alcoholic beverages at home as a hobby. Not only does Jonathan brew his own beer as a member of the Carolina Brewmasters, but he believes that this bill will enable future economic growth in the already booming craft beer sector.
Barber Power Law Group, PLLC is a full-service transactional law firm located in South Charlotte, offering legal services in the areas of franchise, corporate, tax, estate planning and business litigation. If you would like more information about this press release, please contact Sandra Sampler at (980) 202-5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.