Pro Bono/ Civic Engagement

Attorney James Mayes is deeply committed to public service. Each year he provides a minimum of fifty hours of pro bono service in his areas of practice and for general issues. The following list provides examples of his service to the community.


Legal Redress Committee, High Point Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2020 -2022)


Facilitator, Constitutional Day programs (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011)


Committee Member, National Law program (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)


Committee Member, HBCU White House Initiative (2006)


Coordinator, Campaign Watch 2008 and Campaign Watch 2012, Webcast debates on Presidential Election (2008)


Coordinator, The Inaugural of Barak Obama: A National Forum in conjunction with the Washington Historical Society (January 21, 2009)


Presenter, Rules Workshop, Model United Nations, North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (2009)


Discussion Leader, Ethics and Professionalism program, ElonLawSchool(04/10/2007)


Advisor, Judge Elreta A. Ralston Criminal Justice Society (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)


Advisor, Eta Upsilon chapter, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society (2007, 2008, 2009)


Coach, We the People team,NorthwestGuilfordHigh School, state and national competition (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)


Committee Member, Weed and Seed Project,Greensboro,NC(2008)


Rotarian, member, past club president, past club secretary, Paul Harris Fellow, sustaining member (2003 to present)


Volunteer, North Carolina Kids Voting


East Market Street Development Corporation,Greensboro,North Carolina (2006 to 2009)


National Association of Neighborhoods,Washington,D.C. (1995 to present)


Princeton Alumni Schools Committee (past Triad chair 2001 - 2005; 2011, 2012)


Planning Committee Member, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, State Historic Site (2008)


Founding Board Member,CommunityHabilitationCenter ofBaltimore (1992 – 1994)


Member, Prison Reform Committee, State ofMaryland (1992 – 1993)