Divorce and Family Law Attorney John McKnight, Founder of McKnight Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, announces his induction into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society for the fourth consecutive year. McKnight, an active volunteer in Wake County, is a Pro Bono Child Advocate who has served on the Boards of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association and the Wake County Women’s Center. His active volunteerism and willingness to serve have earned him recognition from people from all walks of life in Wake County. McKnight’s community presence, along with his knowledge and experience in divorce and family law, offer a unique advantage to clients who need his services.
“I’m deeply humbled by the North Carolina Pro Bono Society’s inclusion of me for the fourth consecutive year,” McKnight says. “It’s my honor to serve vulnerable, underserved communities that might not know how to access the court system and to help women and children find safety from domestic violence. I look forward to assisting those in need throughout Wake County for years to come.”
About North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 encourages North Carolina attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services each year to those unable to pay. Attorneys licensed in North Carolina (or attorneys who provide services under North Carolina Pro Bono Practice Status) who report at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service (i.e., activity under NC RPC 6.1(a)) in a year will be inducted into that year’s cohort of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society and receive a certificate from the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognizing their valuable contributions to the people of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society celebrates those attorneys who have met their professional responsibility enshrined in Rule 6.1, increasing access to justice for those in need. The Society allows the North Carolina legal profession to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and encourage colleagues and peers to get involved.