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Roadblocks to Driver’s License Restoration
We are 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.


 Roadblocks to Driver’s License Restoration

Starts: 8/21/2019 12:00 PM
Ends: 8/21/2019 1:30 PM

Type: Live webcast



General Credits: 1.5
Ethics Credits:
Substance Credits:
Technology Credits:  

Credit Status: Pending Approval

Cost: $65.00

​​​​​Free to all Legal Aid of North Carolina volunteers!


Program Overview

Roadblocks to Driver’s License Restoration will address the difficulties of living without a driver’s license and the common impediments for low-income North Carolinians in reinstating their driver’s license. We will provide background on the history and prevalence of driver’s license suspension in North Carolina, racial disparities in license suspensions, and the legal basis for the suspension of a driver’s license: NCGS § 20-24.1. We will then go over reading driving records, relief available under NCGS § 20-24.1 and drafting a Motion to Remit Fees. We have reserved time at the end of the training for a question-and-answer session as well.


Ayana Robinson received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and furthered her studies at New York Law School, where she received a J.D. Ayana has been a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina for more than seven years. She has worked as a staff attorney with our Raleigh office, served as interim managing attorney of our Fayetteville office and is currently the supervising attorney of the Expunction Team, based in our Central Intake Unit.

Emily Mistr graduated from UNC School of Law in 2006. She has been an Assistant Public Defender in Wake County for almost 13 years, during which time she has focused primarily on representing clients charged with misdemeanors in district court. Several years ago, she began focusing on driver's license restoration, and in the last 2 years has begun helping the NC Justice Center create a direct service model to help people get their licenses reinstated.