Legal Aid of North Carolina
224 South Dawson St.
Tel: (919) 828-4647 and Toll free: (866) 219-5262
Good to know: Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide group that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people. They help individuals with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income. They have 18 branch offices, including one in Raleigh, and access to the talent and resources to tackle nearly any civil matter. If you have any doubts about which legal aid office to contact first, you should definitely try Legal Aid of North Carolina. They also operate projects that target particularly vulnerable individuals:
· the Advocates for Children’s Services provides free legal help for children in need of medical, psychiatric, special education, foster care and adoption services;
· the Battered Immigrant Project provides culturally appropriate legal services to battered immigrants in cases involving domestic violence protective orders, family law issues, public benefits and immigration;
· the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative provides legal assistance to domestic violence victims;
· the Fair Housing Project provides education and free legal assistance to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination;
· the Farmworker Unit provides free legal assistance to migrant workers throughout North Carolina;
· the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Project provides legal representation to low-income North Carolinians facing foreclosure. They also collaborate with other organization to save homes and reduce foreclosures through the Home Defense Project;
· the Senior Law Project serves clients who are 60 years of age or older. Clients who are age 60 or older are exempt from typical legal aid income restrictions;
· the Low-Income Tax Clinic provides low-income taxpayers with representation in federal and state tax controversies and educates individuals about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.