We provide free legal help to low-income North Carolinians in civil cases involving basic human needs like safety, shelter, income and more.
We do not handle criminal cases or civil cases on behalf of prisoners. We do not handle personal injury cases or traffic cases. We do not handle divorce, alimony, spousal support and equitable distribution cases except in extraordinary circumstances (learn about our free do-it-yourself divorce clinics). We do not handle immigration cases except those involving domestic violence and human trafficking. We do not handle new applications for government benefits.
Here is some information about the types of cases we do handle. We routinely reevaluate our case priorities to ensure we are providing the best services to our clients, so this list may not include every type of case we handle. If you have questions or think you need legal help, call our toll-free Helpline or submit an online application to see if we can help you. Read our non-discrimination policy.
Consumer We help our clients keep their essential property and assets
Employment We help our clients gain and retain safe employment, and secure the wages and benefits they are entitled to
Family Law We defend our clients from violence and sexual assault
Government Benefits We help our clients retain the benefits they are legally entitled to
Housing We help North Carolinians live in safe and affordable homes