The North Carolina Driver’s License Restoration Project received the Law Student Group Pro Bono Project award for 2011. Matthew along with Jeffrey Nieman, an Assistant District Attorney for District 15-B, co-founded the project in 2009.
Law Student Group Pro Bono Award
The Driver’s License Restoration Project of the North Carolina Central University School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law was nominated for the Law Student Group Pro Bono Award by Page Potter of the NCCU School of Law.
The unique project involves students from both law schools and pro bono attorneys. Its goal is to assist indigent North Carolinians in reinstating their driver’s licenses following revocation. Students involved in the project attend training sessions, publicize their services through courthouse fliers and social media, and work with volunteer attorneys to help clients restore their driving privileges.