Strengthening the community
As a law firm with multiple locations across the state, we have a tremendous opportunity to support and strengthen the state we call home. We use our resources to support justice, empower local businesses and individuals, and serve as a catalyst for innovation within our local community:
- In 2023, we started engaging in the NCBF’s NC Free Legal Answers “Empower Hour” answering civil legal questions for qualifying users.
- In 2020, 25 attorneys trained and volunteered with Legal Aid NC to help prevent evictions due to COVID-19.
- Our attorneys, paralegals and staff support Friends of the Wake County GAL Holiday Project in Raleigh.
- Cranfill Sumner attorneys regularly volunteer for the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL Statewide Service Day, providing free legal information and referral resources to the public.
- Several attorneys, including Benton Toups and Janelle Lyons, support their communities by serving as town attorneys for North Carolina municipalities.
- Our attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff regularly serve on boards of nonprofit organizations, including Transitions Life Care / Hospice of Wake County, Community Building Initiative in Charlotte, Triangle Literacy Council, the Carousel Center, and Young Black Lawyers of Charlotte.
Most Recent Posts
The Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS) recently announced its slate of board members for 2024, and it includes individuals from Cranfill Sumner LLP. CIAS was founded in 2014 as a nonprofit to promote and facilitate Charlotte as a place for international arbitration.… Read More
Every year, the Cranfill Sumner LLP offices look forward to giving back to their local communities throughout the holiday season. In 2023, the three offices of Cranfill Sumner LLP participated in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in December.… Read More
Eleanor Gilroy has been elected President of the Nash/Edgecombe/Wilson Bar Association.… Read More
The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys featured Kayla McDaniel in its recent Member Spotlight.… Read More
Elizabeth Stephens has been appointed to serve a term on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Museum of History. Her term began in August 2023 and continues through 2026.… Read More