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September 30, 2015
Applications for Everett Fellowships due Oct. 15
Applications for the next round of Everett Fellowships are due on Thursday, Oct. 15. Visit our Everett Fellowships page to learn more.
September 10, 2015
CLE: Pathways to Pro Bono
Our advocates will be among the presenters at this CLE training hosted by the UNC School of Law on Sept. 18 in Chapel Hill.
September 2, 2015 | News
NC Navigator Consortium awarded $2.6 million to enroll consumers in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act
The NC Navigator Consortium, led by Legal Aid of North Carolina, has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to help North Carolina consumers enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act during the 2015-2016 open-enrollment period.
August 27, 2015 | News
CLE: Education Law Overview
Our Advocates for Children's Services project will provide an overview of education law at CLE sessions in Raleigh on Sept. 16 and in Winston-Salem on Sept. 17.
August 24, 2015 | News
Pro bono attorney defends disabled veteran from $10,000 lawsuit
Raleigh lawyer Larry Reeves, one of our committed pro bono volunteers, recently won a critical victory for our client who was facing a $10,000 lawsuit.
August 5, 2015 | News
Seeking candidates to sponsor for Skadden Fellowship
We are seeking candidates to sponsor for a two-year Skadden Fellowship to begin in fall 2016. The Skadden Fellow will work with military veterans and be expected to propose an impactful project to execute over the course of the fellowship.
July 14, 2015 | Press Release
Shaw University to change discriminatory policies for disabled students
Shaw University will revise its discriminatory policies and procedures for students with disabilities following a complaint filed by our Advocates for Children’s Services project with the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of a client with cerebral palsy.
July 14, 2015 | NEWS
CLE: Effective Legal Representation in Veterans Law
Attorneys can learn how to help veterans appeal denials of disability benefits and prepare claims for post-traumatic stress disorder. The training will also discuss ethical considerations of veteran representation.
July 13, 2015 | Press Release
State Bar honors Charlotte housing rights advocate and legal aid leader Ted Fillette for exemplary service to legal profession
The State Bar has selected Ted Fillette, a leading advocate for the housing rights of poor North Carolinians and a leader of Charlotte’s civil legal aid community for more than 40 years, to receive its prestigious John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award.
July 9, 2015 | News
CLE: AOC Standards for Language Access
We are hosting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar August 7 at noon on the Standards for Language Access in North Carolina courts. The webinar will review the standards and procedures for obtaining a court-appointed interpreter and address how to use them effectively.
July 1, 2015 | Press release
Scotland County Housing Group Settles Fair Housing Case for $2.7 Million
From our Fair Housing Project: Lawyers for 16 women who alleged they were sexually harassed by two employees of Southeastern Family & Community Services have settled a federal housing discrimination lawsuit against the group which requires the housing agency and its former employees to pay $2.7 million, among other provisions.
June 29, 2015 | press release
North Carolinians will continue receiving Affordable Care Act subsidies following U.S. Supreme Court ruling
The nearly half-million North Carolinians who are receiving health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to do so following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell.
may 28, 2015 | News
Apply Now: Program coordinator for Lawyer on the Line program
We are seeking a program coordinator for our Lawyer on the Line pro bono team in Raleigh.
march 4, 2015 | News
Lawyer on the Line celebrates four years of pro bono service to North Carolinians in need
Today is the fourth anniversary of the Lawyer on the Line program, a pro bono partnership of the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina, which has provided free legal help to thousands since 2011.
march 2, 2015 | News
CLE Webinar: Winning Manifestation Determination Reviews and keeping kids out of the school-to-prison pipeline
Earn CLE credit and learn about a special legal protection for students with disabilities at this webinar on April 8.
february 3, 2015 | Press release
Affordable Care Act enroll-a-thon Feb. 11 in Burlington
Our Pittsboro office is holding an Affordable Care Act enroll-a-thon Feb. 11 in Burlington. Call 1-855-733-3711 or 1-800-672-5834 to schedule an appointment.
february 1, 2015 | news
Watch video replays of our 2014 task force meetings and earn CLE credit
Watch video replays of our 2014 task force meetings to earn CLE credit and learn about the legal issues confronting low-income North Carolinians across the state.
january 30, 2015 | Press release
Gift to Legal Aid honors extraordinary career of Durham lawyer Jim Maxwell
The Durham law firm of Maxwell, Freeman & Bowman, P.A. has announced a gift of $2,500 to Legal Aid of North Carolina in honor of the firm's former president, James B. Maxwell, chairman of Legal Aid from 2003 to 2004, who retired Jan. 1.
january 26, 2015 | Press release
Last chance health care enrollment and education event Jan. 29 in Marion
We are co-sponsoring a free health care information and enrollment event Thursday at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion.
january 12, 2015 | in the news
Campbell Law bankruptcy clinic will help Legal Aid clients
Campbell Law school's new Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic, launching this spring, will accept referrals from Legal Aid of North Carolina.
january 5, 2015 | In the news
Eviction of single mother ‘unconscionable,’ COA rules
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly article on our victory for a Wayne County mother and her children facing eviction from federally subsidized housing.
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