Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Toll-Free Helpline:

Primary area where private attorneys would find volunteer opportunities and where both private attorneys and the general public could donate funds to LANC.


Lawyer on the Line is a p​artnership of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and Legal Aid of North Carolina. It gives private attorneys an easy and rewarding ​​way to provide basic legal advice and service to our clients. Lawyer on the Line volunteers serve thousands of clients every year who have nowhere else to turn.

Facts about Lawyer on the Line

  • Volunteers provide one-hour telephone interviews with Legal Aid clients in need. Calls are made from their comfort of their office.

  • Volunteers choose the number of referrals they receive (up to four per month) and the types of cases that will be referred to them.

  • Clients are pre-screened for eligibility and need brief advice in one of the following areas of law: bankruptcy, consumer, child custody, employment, criminal record expunction, foreclosure, government benefits, government housing, landlord/tenant and unemployment.

  • Training opportunities, malpractice insurance and mentoring support services are available.​​

If you are a private attorney and have questions about Lawyer on the Line or want to learn about other ways you can volunteer with us, contact David Wormald​, pro bono supervisor in our Central Intake Unit.