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Legal Aid of North Carolina


Mission Statement

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

We do not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, or any basis prohibited by law. Read our full Statement and Policy of Non-Discrimination.

What We Do

​​We Fight for Families & 
Protect Victims of Violence
  • We secure protective orders
    for victims of domestic violence.

  • We help mothers get the child support they deserve.
  • We defend victims of violence
    in child custody disputes.

  • We work with grandparents on guardianship cases.
  • We fight for children’s rights in schools.

We Save Homes &
Prevent Homelessness

  • We stop illegal evictions.
  • We save homes from foreclosure.
  • We fight housing discrimination.
  • We prevent illegal termination of housing subsidies.
  • We help disaster victims who have lost their homes.

We Protect Income &
Ensure Economic Equality

  • We fight aggressive and illegal debt collection tactics.
  • We prevent illegal terminations of public benefits.
  • We help the elderly and disabled
    obtain medical benefits.

  • We defend protected income from wage garnishment.
  • We work to correct credit ratings.

We Defend Workers &
Maintain Employment

  • We fight job discrimination.
  • We recover illegally denied unemployment benefits.
  • We stop wage theft to ensure workers
    are paid what they earned.

  • We defend farmworkers in wage,
    housing, and safety matters.

  • We expunge old criminal records
    to pave the way to employment and self-sufficiency.