LANC-Pittsboro Office

959 East Street, Suite A&B, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8836  MAP
[Mailing address:  PO Box 1728, Pittsboro, NC 27312]
919-542-0475; FAX: 919-545-0735
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 (toll free)

Also branch operations in the LANC-Sanford Office

 

About us...

The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro 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 six-county area surrounding Pittsboro, NC: Alamance County, Chatham County, Lee County, Moore County, Orange County and Richmond 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.

Community Education Events

  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic (Family Law)
    ...Provides forms and assistance to prepare individuals to represent themselves in a court proceeding for divorce.  The clinics are open to persons who meet the eligibility guidelines of Legal Aid of North Carolina. Contact the LANC-Pittsboro Office for eligibility screening and registration.
      (Offered monthly in Alamance, Chatham and Orange Counties)
      (Offered every other month in Lee County)
      (Offered periodically in Moore and Richmond Counties.)
    Sponsor:  Legal Aid of North Carolina-Pittsboro Office
    Contact:  Legal Aid of North Carolina-Pittsboro Office, 919-542-0475;
                   or 1-800-672-5834 (toll-free; for clients only)
     

Contact Information

Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro Office
959 East Street, Suite A&B    MAP
Pittsboro, NC 27312-8836  
919-542-0475; FAX: 919-545-0735
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP: 1-866-219-5262 (toll-free)

LANC-Sanford Office
503 Carthage Street, Suite 305
Sanford, NC 27330
919-774-6241
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 - toll free 

Domestic Violence Unit (Lee, Moore & Richmond Counties)
919-542-0475; 1-800-672-5834 (toll-free; for clients only)
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 - toll free

  Pro Bono Options 

[Contact our PAI Coordinator in the LANC-Pittsboro 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-Pittsboro Office, contact our PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") coordinator.
 

Publications

(also see LANC "Publications")
Note:  The materials contained on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.  Please contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation.  Also, please see our disclaimer.

History of the LANC-Pittsboro Office

The Legal Aid of North Carolina – Pittsboro Office began as Orange County Legal Services in January 1976. It was founded by Richard M. Taylor, Jr., who is now Executive Director of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, with the active cooperation of Joint Orange-Chatham Community Action (JOCCA). The program was first funded with a small appropriation from Orange County and matching Title XX federal funds.

In May of 1976, the organization was formally incorporated as Orange-Chatham Legal Services. Offices were maintained in Hillsborough, Pittsboro and in the Chapel Hill Multi-Purpose Center.

In 1977, the program was invited to become part of the confederation of programs known as Legal Services of North Carolina which served North Carolina along with three independent programs. The name was changed to North State Legal Services, Inc. Three new counties were added to the service area, Alamance, Caswell and Moore and branch offices were opened in Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and Graham.

In 1982, North Sate Legal Services, Inc. began an area-wide Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) initiative for domestic violence clients. Also in 1982, North State Legal Services sponsored the establishment of the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic at the UNC School of Law. (Although LANC is no longer a sponsor of the Clinic, the Pittsboro Office continues to refer appropriate cases to the Clinic each year).

In 1984, two new counties were added to the program service area, Anson and Richmond. Over the years, branch offices were closed and staff consolidated in the Hillsborough office.

In 2002, North State Legal Services became a part of Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC) in a statewide merger of legal aid offices across North Carolina. The name was changed to "Legal Aid of North Carolina – Hillsborough Office."

In 2004, the office was moved to Pittsboro , which was deemed to provide  a more central location to serve clients in our new, six-county service area, including Alamance County, Chatham County, Lee County, Moore County, Orange County or Richmond County.  The name was changed to "Legal Aid of North Carolina – Pittsboro Office."


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.
See our complete disclaimer.

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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