Sodoma Law was honored to be recognized by the Mecklenburg County Bar for its Extraordinary Pro Bono Services Award: Outstanding Collaborative Project. The criteria for the nomination was to recognize a firm in Mecklenburg County that has made an extraordinary impact for justice to indigents, or children, or developed particularly innovative or enduring projects or programs that serve indigents, children, or non-profit organizations that serve indigents or children. Sodoma Law understands that the firm’s foundation is firmly rooted in its family law practice area. Thus, each member of the firm is particularly committed to helping the children in the community, whether affected by divorce, domestic violence, or other issues. The firm also supports non-profit organizations with a similar mission.
With the announcement of the formation of the Sodoma Law Foundation, the firm formalized its dedication and commitment to the community.
Aside from its charitable endeavors, in 2014 alone, Sodoma Law donated 382 pro bono hours, representing 47 clients. This volunteerism is truly a firm-wide effort, involving attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and legal assistants. Not only does the ‘firm family’ embrace the opportunity to volunteer and do pro bono work; they deliberately look for leadership positions with non-profit organizations where they can have the most meaningful impact. In addition to the independent efforts and charitable contributions, Sodoma Law supports the community by having its offices serve as drop off locations for School Tools (collecting school supplies for students in need), Coats for Kids (collecting new and gently worn coats for children in need), creating race teams for local runs such as Charlotte Peace at Home that support other initiatives driven to create opportunity for children and their families, obtaining certifications to be ‘Stewards of Children’ for Pat’s Place and teaching seminars free of charge to other attorneys and non-attorneys on domestic matters, such as reducing conflict in high conflict custody cases.
Pro Bono work and involvement in the nonprofit community is a labor of love for the Sodoma Law team. The opportunity to receive this very meaningful recognition is incredibly rewarding. Congratulations for all of the hard efforts to make a difference in the community.