Family law attorney Manisha P. Patel, a Carlisle 2004 alumna, was honored as an inductee into the North. Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society for pro bono work completed in the 2019 calendar year. Patel provided over 620 hours of pro bono services in 2019. Since January 2017, the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center has collected attorneys’ responses about pro bono involvement through the state’s first voluntary reporting process. Rule 6.1 of N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct encourage licensed attorneys to provide at least fifty (50) hours of pro bono legal services to clients unable to pay without expecting a fee. “A program of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice
Commission, the PBRC works to increase North Carolina attorneys’ pro bono legal service as a way to meet the legal needs of people of low-income and modest means in our state.”
“I am honored to be recognized for one of my biggest passions, pro bono work in this profession,” says Patel. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for my dedication and commitment to pro bono work in our community, locally and statewide.”
She was also recently appointed to the Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Board of Directors on September 18, 2020. Manisha will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors serving on behalf of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Patel says, “I am so thrilled to serve Legal Aid of North Carolina in this role. The work done by each of the Legal Aid offices throughout the state of North Carolina is so important, and I am lucky to support Legal Aid in this manner.”
In June 2020, Patel was appointed to the North Carolina Advocates of Justice (NCAJ) Board of Governors for a three-year term. Patel also will serve as the Chair of the Family Law section for NCAJ for the 2020-2021 bar year. Patel has been a member of NCAJ first as a law student and later as a practicing attorney. Patel remained active within the Family Law section in recent years and chairing the annual Winter 2020 CLE this past February. Patel shared, “I am deeply passionate about the work that NCAJ does for individuals who are injured or who have had their legal rights
compromised. I’m looking forward to taking on a greater leadership role in the organization.”
Manisha P. Patel earned her Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law and holds Bachelor’s degrees in both economics and history from Virginia Tech. With a focus on family law, Patel opened her solo law practice in November 2018. Manisha offers compassionate legal counsel and support to clients during emotionally stressful transitions and difficult life situations. Patel is currently the President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.
The Law Office of Manisha P. Patel, PLLC, is a boutique family law firm based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our firm focuses on domestic and family law matters, from collaborative family law to separation through a divorce, along with other areas of law such as adoptions and domestic contracts. The Law Office of Manisha P. Patel, PLLC, brings experience and professionalism to every case and Attorney Patel will customize our representation to your individual needs and concerns. For more information, please visit www.lawofficeofmpp.com.