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:
- 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. In 2015, Dan Hartzog, Jr. served as the statewide co-chair for this event.
- 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, and the Carousel Center.
Most Recent Posts
In August, Adaire Camden participated in the Probono Charlotte Expunction Clinic. Attorneys volunteered to provide advice to the applicants while paralegals volunteered to review records and prepare petitions in advance of the clinic.… Read More
Virginia Wooten was recently appointed to serve on the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee. Her term continues through 2023.… Read More
Adaire Camden, a North Carolina Certified Paralegal, served as a volunteer for the NC Bar Association Paralegal Division Driver’s License Restoration Clinic on June 8. The clinic was held as part of the North Carolina Pro Bono Center’s Driver’s License Restoration Project which helps individuals who may have had their license suspended for failure to appear in court or failure to pay court fees. Many of these individuals were unable to get time off work and unable to retain an attorney for their court date, resulting in the failure to appear. Others are simply unable to pay the fines, which increase in fees the longer they go unpaid.… Read More
Ellen Szypula, a Senior Paralegal at Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law), has been selected to serve as the Paralegal Division Liaison for the North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section.… Read More
Meredith Hamilton, an attorney at Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law), has been accepted into the 2021 class of the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). The program begins in May and continues through June 2021.… Read More