The Forrest Firm’s Lyle Gravatt has earned recognition from the North Carolina Supreme Court for his leadership in pro bono work among North Carolina attorneys, with his selection for the 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society.
Out of more than 21,000 attorneys across the state, the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, a program of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, has named 435 attorneys to the 2017 list of honorees. While many North Carolina Bar Association-licensed attorneys may commit a certain portion of their time to pro bono work to support non-profits and community organizations, the members of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society have contributed at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services.
In earning this recognition, the Forrest Firm’s Gravatt committed pro bono legal services to a variety of organizations:
- Freedom United, a global non-profit with a mission to eliminate modern slavery
- NC LEAP, a NCBA legal services program aimed at low-wealth entrepreneurs
- Innovate Raleigh, a non-profit focused on promoting entrepreneurism and innovation
- ReCity Network, Durham’s social impact hub for non-profits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses
- Keep Durham Beautiful, an environmental non-profit in Durham
Mr. Gravatt, an intellectual property attorney focused on advising clients on trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as licensing and other intellectual property risk protection and monetization strategies.
“We are very proud of Lyle Gravatt and this recognition from the North Carolina Supreme Court and the NC Pro Bono Resource Center,” stated Forrest Firm founder James Forrest. “Lyle is exemplary of our firm’s B Corp commitment to the communities where we live and work across North Carolina. This recognition is especially gratifying, because we know these incredible community organizations have benefitted from a very talented attorney who gives freely of his time.”
To view the full list of 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Society members, visit the NC Pro Bono Resource Center website.