Pro Bono Spotlight recognizes local attorneys and advocates who regularly give their time to the Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program as the best of Rule 6.1.
Joe Trunzo, is an associate attorney at Dechert, LLP specializing in securitization transactions. He moved to Charlotte from New York to join the firm in 2014. Soon after, he began volunteering his pro bono services with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont’s Legal Services for the Elderly program, helping seniors draft and execute estate planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney documents.
Bambi Lohr is a senior paralegal at Duke Energy Corporation, working in the litigation department. Since joining Duke Energy in 2010, Lohr has made pro bono work an integral part of her job. Lohr has worked on immigration cases, expunctions, and preparation of simple estate planning documents. Most recently, Lohr worked on a “children crossing borders” immigration case with LSSP, which led to her first immigration client being granted permanent custody of her minor daughter. Lohr is one of six individuals and three law firms recognized as 2016’s Pro Bono Award recipients.
Jordan Forsythe opened Forsythe Immigration Law in 2009. Seven years later, her desire to do pro bono work remains strong as she’s seen a lot of changes for immigrant communities in Charlotte and abroad