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. Legal Aid of North Carolina protects families and victims of violence; saves homes and prevents homelessness; protects consumer rights, income and economic opportunity; and defends civil rights and the rights of workers.

LOCATION

Coverage Area

Statewide

Office Locations

  • Ahoskie
  • Asheville
  • Boone
  • Charlotte
  • Concord
  • Durham
  • Fayetteville
  • Gastonia
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville
  • Hayesville
  • Henderson
  • Morganton
  • Pembroke
  • Pittsboro
  • Raleigh
  • Rocky Mount
  • Sylva
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Winston-Salem

LEGAL ISSUE AREAS

  • Consumer rights (protection of home, car, and other property; debt collection defense; consumer scams and fraud; Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies; advance directives)
  • Employment rights (unemployment benefits, wage theft)
  • Family law for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Government benefits (denial, termination, reduction, and overpayment of food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, veterans benefits; Affordable Care Act)
  • Housing (public housing, subsidized housing, private landlord-tenant, fair housing; home foreclosures)
  • Expungements of criminal convictions and dismissals
  • Education for children with special needs; children facing school discipline
SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • Advocates for Children’s Services
  • Battered Immigrant Project
  • Disaster Relief Project
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
  • Economic Justice Initiative
  • Fair Housing Project
  • Farmworker Unit
  • Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Mortgage
  • NC Medicaid Ombudsman
  • NC Navigator Consortium
  • Second Chance Project
  • Senior Law Project
  • The Child’s Advocate
  • Veterans Law Project

CONTACT

Website
For Clients
  • 1-866-219-5262 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm; Mon & Thurs 5:30pm-8:30pm)
  • Senior Legal Helpline: 1-877-579-7562 (Mon – Fri 9:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • NC Navigator Helpline: 1-855-733-3711 (Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Fair Housing Helpline: 1-855-797-3247 (Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Battered Immigrant Helpline: 1-866-204-7612 (Tues 3:30pm-7:30pm and Thurs 9:00am-1:00pm)
Organization

Tonya Pruitt-Lyons, Director of Administrative Services, 919.856.2141, tonyap@legalaidnc.org; or Sean Driscoll, Public Relations Director, 919.856.2132; seand@legalaidnc.org