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Why We Do What We Do: Community Outreach at Powers Landreth, PLLC

Community OutreachOne of the founding principles of the firm, in addition to providing sound legal advice, is a longstanding commitment to giving back to the community through personal outreach, service and dedication to the organizations and people we serve.

Vocation

We believe the practice of law should be:

  • First, a Vocation
  • Second, a Profession
  • Third, an Occupation

Helping people is our mission as lawyers. It is an honor to serve as lawyers in court. We also believe it is equally important serve our communities outside court. – Bill Powers

It may surprise you that many lawyers go to law school because they want to help people; they want to make a difference; they want to serve the community; and, they want to protect the “little guy” against what occasionally seems like an overwhelming legal system.

Whether promoting the Legal Profession and Continuing Education of Lawyers, serving on committees or boards in the State of North Carolina and for professional associations, the staff of Powers Landreth, PLLC are all about helping people. In fact, our telephone number is: 704-342-HELP.

We encourage our attorneys and staff to donate their time, talent and resources to the Community – Bill Powers

Best Practice Model

Community Outreach is what we consider a “Best Practice” for a successful, happy and fruitful life in the practice of law. Helping others, both in good times and bad, that is our Vocation, our Profession and our Occupation.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice NCAJ

NCAJ logoFounding Partner, Bill Powers, served the 2016-2017 President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Bill has been active in NCAJ serving on the Executive Committee, teaching Continuing Legal Education, hosting CLE as Seminar Chair and as a Board of Governor.


NCAJ is a non-partisan association of Legal Professionals dedicated to protecting people's rights through community, education, and advocacy – Bill Powers

Within an 2016 Publication by U.S. News and World Report, Bill Powers took the opportunity to share his involvement with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and NCAJ's dedication to helping people:

Powers Landreth PLLC Publication
Carolina Lawyers Serving the Legal Community

The lawyers at our law firm do more than help people court with legal issues. Sometimes representation for legal matters, especially cases involving allegations of criminal charges, or NC DWI driving while impaired North Carolina, means providing legal representation for difficult cases or challenging the status quo.

That means, as defense attorneys, we challenge laws we believe to be unconstitutional. That may include filing pre-trial Motions, arguing cases in Superior Court, taking cases to trial, and if we lose, ultimately appealing to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and possibly the North Carolina Supreme Court.

“Creating new law or seeking clarity on what is legal or illegal, when it comes to search and seizure legal issues, is part of the job. As laws get added in Raleigh at the NC General Assembly, how they are interpreted and applied to criminal charges can be a source of contention.” Bill Powers, Criminal Defense Lawyers Charlotte NC

Serving the legal community also involves education or what lawyers refer to as CLE (Continuing Legal Education). Active, practicing attorneys in North Carolina, both civil lawyers and criminal defense attorneys, attend continuing legal education to keep them abreast of changes to the law. . .and sharp in court.

Senior Partner Bill Powers has a 20+ year history of teaching lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers, and presenting materials at CLE. He also is the Co-Author of the widely referenced NC Criminal Law Book: The North Carolina DWI Quick Reference Guide and a contributor to Teddy’s North Carolina DWI Trial Notebook.

“I love to teach. It’s part of what made me fall in love with the NC Advocates for Justice. It’s also why I remain active hosting and sponsoring CLE events as part of NCSCCLE DWI Conference (North Carolina South Carolina Continuing Legal Education) and other legal education forums.

Community Outreach – Guest Speaking

Defense lawyer Bill Powers shares his legal knowledge with the community, speaking at various schools, churches, community groups, and professional associations.

The NC Traffic Laws and NC DWI Laws have changed tremendously since I was a student and in school. That’s true for many parents of young adults.

That’s one reason why I helped put together the:

North Carolina Parent Student Driving Contract

The NC Parent Student Driving Contract provides guidance to parents of inexperienced drivers, addressing issues such as:

  • What happens if my child drinks and drives?
  • Can I limit when someone drives my car?
  • Is it a good idea to have a plan in place prior to allowing a student driver to operate a vehicle?
  • Should I punish my child for violating curfew?
  • Safety Tips for Safe Driving by Teenaged Drivers in NC

If you have questions about these materials or would like to schedule a legal consultation with the attorneys at our law firm (Powers Landreth PLLC), please call: (704)-342-4357

Bill Powers is available for public speaking and educational events, free of charge, throughout North Carolina. You may reach Bill Powers directly by email Bill@342HELP.com

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I am so fortunate to have had Bill Powers on my case. Upon our first meeting, Bill insisted that through the emotions of anger, sadness, confusion, and betrayal that I remain resilient. He was available to answer questions with researched, logical, truthful answers throughout our two year stretch together. I went to any lengths for my case because he won my trust almost immediately... J.R.
★★★★★
My daughter had a second DUI and when it all seemed hopeless, Bill was able to get the charges dropped. This is a man who is extremely knowledgeable, yet still keeps his integrity which was impressive to me. He handles himself with dignity. If you hire him, you will have the best of the best, along with his expansive intellect and wisdom about the law. Lisa
★★★★★
Bill Powers’ staff has handled several traffic citations for me over the years, and they exceeded my expectations each and every time. Would highly recommend anyone faced with a traffic citation or court case contact his office and they will handle it from there. M.C.
★★★★★
Bill and his staff are flat out great. I (unfortunately) was a repeat customer after a string of tickets. These guys not only took care of the initial ticket for me, but went the extra mile and reduced my problems from 3 to just 1 (very minor one) on the same day I called back! I would recommend them to anyone. A.R.