Pro Bono Initiative – Privacy

By Nathan Chase

Dear Members of the Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Section:

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Annual Section Meeting and CLE on February 13th—thanks to Tom Segars, Jenna Butler, and everyone else involved in putting on such a great event. As Jenna mentioned at the Meeting, the ACBD Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce a new initiative to provide resources to help North Carolinians protect their privacy. Privacy issues are an increasingly important topic today and we are excited to do our part in educating the public about how to avoid and deal with this problem.

Our privacy protection initiative involves two parts. First, we have developed a privacy protection brochure that provides information and identifies resources regarding identity theft, unwanted texts and emails, and other privacy issues. Printed copies of the brochure have been delivered to over 120 public libraries and legal aid centers throughout North Carolina. The Committee has received a grant from the North Carolina Bar Foundation to assist with this effort—we greatly appreciate their support.

Second, we have developed a comprehensive presentation regarding identity theft, which can be found here. This presentation is intended to be a resource for use by our members during community events or in other settings where identity theft and privacy issues are discussed.

The ACBD section is excited about continuing its tradition of pro bono involvement. If you would like to learn more about this important initiative or have thoughts on other pro bono efforts, please feel free to contact me at