Durham Office

201 West Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701    MAP
[Mailing address:  P.O. Box 2101, Durham, NC 27702]
919-688-6396; FAX: 919-682-8157
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 (toll free)

About us...

The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Durham Office provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the seven-county area surrounding Durham, NC: Durham County, Caswell County, Franklin County, Granville County, Person County, Vance County or Warren County.
 
Community Economic Development cases (cases where groups who cannot afford a private attorney seek legal assistance with their charitable or educational activities) will be individually reviewed and accepted, if possible.
 
The LANC-Durham office also participates in the Medical-Legal Partnership program to assist low-income and at-risk children.
 

Community Education Events - LANC-Durham Office

      Pro se Divorce Clinic (at LANC-Durham Office)
             (
Offered on third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM)
      Child Custody & Visitation Clinic (in Durham)
             (Monthly; call for date and location)

Medical Legal Partnership for Children in Durham

The LANC-Durham Office partners with the Duke University Law School's Children's Law Clinic, Duke Hospital's Duke Primary Care for Children, and Lincoln Community Health Clinic to to assist low-income and at-risk children in and around the Durham area.
 

The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Durham is an alliance between health care providers and lawyers to benefit low-income and at-risk children.  It provides an opportunity for pediatric providers to refer patients for legal assessment in situations where a non-medical obstacle is impairing the overall health of a child.  The legal team provides ongoing training for the pediatricians, nurses, social workers, and other staff about legal issues that may be facing their patients.  A referral mechanism allows the providers to refer the patients to the legal team.  A member of the legal team will interview the child’s parent or guardian about the situation and provide free legal help where appropriate.

Pro bono Options

[Contact our PAI Coordinator in the LANC-Durham Office.] 
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) actively recruits, trains, mentors, and co-counsels with volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help them handle the many complex and changing legal issues unique to the practice of civil poverty law. Our PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") Program helps to ensure access to justice for low-income families and further leverages the dollars that are invested in LANC.  Typically, pro bono attorneys are needed either for their special expertise and/or to help us with our large case load.

To volunteer pro bono service in the counties served by the LANC-Durham Office, contact our PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") coordinator.
 

Local Advisory Council, LANC-Durham Office

The Local Advisory Council is comprised of volunteers who live in the communities served by the LANC-Durham Office and who are dedicated to ensuring equal access to justice.

Contact Information

Legal Aid of North Carolina
201 West Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701    MAP
919-688-6396; 1-800-331-7594 (toll-free; for clients only)
FAX: 919-682-8157
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 - toll free

Domestic Violence Prevention Project
804 South Garnett Street, Henderson, NC 27536
252-438-1284; FAX: 252-438-2308
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 - toll free




Disclaimer

The materials contained on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.  Also please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not provide legal assistance by E-mail. Contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation.
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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.

 

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