Judge Butch Childers and Andy Branham
For the past few months, Judge Childers and Andy Branham and I have been discussing how we can bring to fruition an idea developed by Don Carrol of the NC Lawyers Assistance Program. The concept is to create a public service law firm that uses problem solving, mentoring, coaching, public community education, preventative law, limited scope or unbundled legal services to assist middle income and working income persons who don't qualify for legal services but cannot afford legal help.
1. Older attorneys near retirement but not quite ready to give it up all together would be recruited to work as the main staff of the firm to mentor and teach younger attorneys fresh out of law school.
2. Middle and working income persons would be the target population served on a sliding fee scale.