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 barriers to economic opportunity. We help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income.
Find our field offices located throughout the state.
Learn about our seven
statewide projects that focus on special areas of the law:
Legal Aid of North Carolina is governed by a Board of Directors composed of attorneys,
client representatives and a representative of the general public.
Legal Aid of North Carolina receives input on priorities, policies, community
education and outreach from its Clients Council, which includes all
of the client representatives of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors
and of the local office advisory boards.
How to file a Complaint
When you apply for legal assistance and are denied or found
ineligible to receive legal services, you may make a complaint.
At any time, if you are not satisfied with the services being
provided to you, you may make a complaint. Legal Aid of
North Carolina (LANC) has
Client Grievance Policy for making complaints about the
services provided or appealing denials of assistance.
The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina also welcomes the support of more than
3,700 private attorney (pro bono) volunteers, who donate their expertise
each year through local volunteer lawyers programs (VLPs).
Legal Aid of North Carolina works closely with many
organizations, grantors and programs to help deliver legal
representation in civil matters to (and ensure equal justice for)
low-income people in North Carolina. The
"Glossary of Terms" is a
list (in alphabetical order) of many such entities, as well as key
Legal Aid of North Carolina provides free legal representation
in civil matters (non-criminal) to
eligible clients in all 100
counties in North Carolina through 24 geographically based offices
and six statewide projects. We help children, families, and
individuals solve problems that affect their basic needs.
Legal Aid of North Carolina receives the majority of its funding from the Legal
Services Corporation, Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (IOLTA
Program) and the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina
Access to Justice Act (Section 7A- 474.3(c)(3)). Other funding is provided
by foundation grants, United Way gifts, the "Access to Justice" campaign
and individual donors. Also see
The Administrative Office (or headquarters) for Legal Aid of North Carolina is
located in Raleigh, NC at 224 South Dawson Street and provides administrative,
financial, technology and communications support for its field offices
and statewide projects.
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.
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.