The North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance serves as the collaborative planning and coordination council of providers of civil legal aid and other supportive stakeholders in North Carolina.


Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Disability Rights North Carolina

Maria McIntyre, Vice-Chair

Executive Director, Financial Protection Law Center


Jennifer Simmons, Director

Senior Project Manager, North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission


Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy provides people in need in the Charlotte region with information, advice and advocacy in public benefits, access to health care, consumer protection, housing, immigration, tax assistance and more. Learn More

Council for Children’s Rights

The Council for Children’s Rights serves children in crisis in the areas of mental health, special education, juvenile justice, and child welfare. Learn More

Disability Rights North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is the only organization dedicated to advancing and defending the rights of people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, statewide. Learn More

Financial Protection Law Center

The Financial Protection Law Center advocates for low income, disabled and elderly home owners to protect against predatory financial practices, to help avoid mortgage and property tax foreclosures or mobile home repossessions and to preserve family home equity. Learn More

Land Loss Prevention Project

The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) is a non-profit law firm that assists low-resourced individuals and families statewide by providing direct legal representation, technical assistance, and education to protect their homes, land, farms, and rural livelihoods from loss or diminution. Learn More

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Learn More

North Carolina Justice Center

The North Carolina Justice Center’s mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. Learn More

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to ensuring access to the courts for people incarcerated in North Carolina state prisons. Learn More

Pisgah Legal Services

Pisgah Legal Services is committed to equal justice for all people, and helps low-income people with a wide range of civil legal matters in Western North Carolina. Learn More


North Carolina Bar Foundation

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) is the charitable arm of the NC Bar Association. The mission of the NCBF is to unite the talent and generosity of the legal profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina. Through its endowment and pro bono and public service programming, the NCBF advances its values of access to justice, service through the profession, civic education and professionalism. Learn More

North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission

The North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission (EATJC) was established by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2005. EATJC’s mission is to overcome barriers to justice and empower North Carolinians to meet legal needs through our leadership, collaboration, and problem solving. Learn More

North Carolina IOLTA

NC IOLTA has been a vital source of funding for the provision of civil legal service to the poor through grants made to staffed legal services programs and volunteer lawyer programs that serve every county in the state and for other programs that work to improve the administration of justice. Learn More

North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation

The North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF) helps North Carolina lawyers pursue careers in public service through educational loan repayment assistance for law school debt.  Through this assistance, NC LEAF keeps well-trained attorneys in their public service jobs, which in turn helps the delivery of justice in the court system and ensures justice for the underrepresented citizens of our state. Learn More