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July 1, 2015 | Press release

Scotland County Housing Group Settles Fair Housing Case for $2.7 Million

From our Fair Housing Project: Lawyers for 16 women who alleged they were sexually harassed by two employees of Southeastern Family & Community Services have settled a federal housing discrimination lawsuit against the group which requires the housing agency and its former employees to pay $2.7 million, among other provisions.


July 1, 2015 | news

Seeking Full-Time AmeriCorps Members for NC VetsCorps

Want to give back to those who served? The NC VetsCorps program is looking for two full-time AmeriCorps members to serve in our Fayetteville and Wilmington offices. Read the job posting for more information.


June 29, 2015 | press release

North Carolinians will continue receiving Affordable Care Act subsidies following U.S. Supreme Court ruling

The nearly half-million North Carolinians who are receiving health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to do so following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell.


may 28, 2015 | News

Farmworker Unit seeking bi-lingual paralegal

Our Farmworker Unit is seeking an English- and Spanish-speaking paralegal to help provide justice to migrant farmworkers throughout the state.


may 28, 2015 | News

Apply Now: Program coordinator for Lawyer on the Line program

We are seeking a program coordinator for our Lawyer on the Line pro bono team in Raleigh.


march 4, 2015 | News

Lawyer on the Line celebrates four years of pro bono service to North Carolinians in need

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Lawyer on the Line program, a pro bono partnership of the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina, which has provided free legal help to thousands since 2011.


march 2, 2015 | News

CLE Webinar: Winning Manifestation Determination Reviews and keeping kids out of the school-to-prison pipeline

Earn CLE credit and learn about a special legal protection for students with disabilities at this webinar on April 8.


february 3, 2015 | Press release

Affordable Care Act enroll-a-thon Feb. 11 in Burlington

Our Pittsboro office is holding an Affordable Care Act enroll-a-thon Feb. 11 in Burlington. Call 1-855-733-3711 or 1-800-672-5834 to schedule an appointment.


february 1, 2015 | news

Watch video replays of our 2014 task force meetings and earn CLE credit

Watch video replays of our 2014 task force meetings to earn CLE credit and learn about the legal issues confronting low-income North Carolinians across the state.


january 30, 2015 | Press release

Gift to Legal Aid honors extraordinary career of Durham lawyer Jim Maxwell

The Durham law firm of Maxwell, Freeman & Bowman, P.A. has announced a gift of $2,500 to Legal Aid of North Carolina in honor of the firm's former president, James B. Maxwell, chairman of Legal Aid from 2003 to 2004, who retired Jan. 1.


january 26, 2015 | Press release

Last chance health care enrollment and education event Jan. 29 in Marion

We are co-sponsoring a free health care information and enrollment event Thursday at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion.


january 12, 2015 | in the news

Campbell Law bankruptcy clinic will help Legal Aid clients

Campbell Law school's new Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic, launching this spring, will accept referrals from Legal Aid of North Carolina.


january 5, 2015 | In the news

Eviction of single mother ‘unconscionable,’ COA rules

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly article on our victory for a Wayne County mother and her children facing eviction from federally subsidized housing.


December 19, 2014

Free health care enrollment appointments in Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange and Richmond counties

Free, in-person appointments are available for North Carolinians looking to enroll in affordable health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov.


December 9, 2014

New Wake County suspension data reveals lower overall rates, but significant disparities remain

Out-of-school suspensions in Wake County public schools have dropped notably in recent years, but huge disparaties based on race and disability persist.


December 4, 2014

Pro bono by retired and out-of-state attorneys

The new issue of the North Carolina State Bar Journal has a great article by Mary Irvine about how retired and out-of-state attorneys can still do pro bono in partnership with legal services groups. Download the issue.


November 21, 2014

Chapel Hill: Training to cover fair housing accessibility requirements

Our Fair Housing project is co-sponsoring a training on the legal requirements for building accessible multifamily housing.


November 17, 2014

Free health care enrollment and education event Nov. 22 in Marion

We are joining the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, McDowell Hospital and the McDowell Senior Center to hold a free health care enrollment and education event Nov. 22 in Marion.


November 3, 2014

Job opening: Bilingual Affordable Care Act Navigator

We are seeking a Spanish- and English-speaking health-care navigator to help consumers in Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties enroll in health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov.


October 29, 2014

New Hanover County Bar, Legal Aid honor pro bono attorneys

The New Hanover County Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina honored 20 attorneys for their pro bono service to Legal Aid's Wilmington office at an event on Oct. 23.


October 22, 2014

Advocates for Children's Services mentioned in Wall Street Journal

The work of our Advocates Children's Services (ACS) project, which works to dismantle N.C.'s school-to-prison pipeline, is mentioned in a front-page article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. Read the article. Learn more about ACS.


October 17, 2014

Free clinic offers chance at fresh start for those with criminal records

Our Morganton office is holding a free criminal record expunction clinic Nov. 5 at Robert L. Patton High School. Call 828-437-8280 for an eligibility screening.


October 16, 2014

Fair Housing Project awarded $325,000 federal grant

Legal Aid of North Carolina's Fair Housing Project has been awarded a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to fight housing discrimination in N.C.


October 10, 2014

Register to attend the 2014 Legal Services Task Force Trainings

Collaborate with colleagues, learn the latest developments in your practice area, and earn CLE credits at our 2014 Legal Services Task Force Trainings.


October 9, 2014

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Legal Aid helps light the pathway to peace

We're doing our part during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness of the ways we can help light a pathway to peace for victims.


september 22, 2014

Jennifer Simmons, Legal Aid lawyer and chief ACA Navigator, named leader in the law

Jennifer Simmons, supervising attorney in our Raleigh office and head of our statewide Affordable Care Act enrollment efforts, has been honored with a 2014 Leaders in the Law award by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.


august 25, 2014

Seeking full-time AmeriCorps members for NC VetsCorps

The NC VetsCorp project, managed by MDC in Durham, is seeking full-time AmeriCorps members to place with host organizations throughout the state, including Legal Aid of North Carolina.

august 14, 2014

Duke Law, Legal Aid launch new Civil Justice Clinic
Charles Holton, chair of our board of directors, will direct the new clinic, which will teach students basic civil litigation skills and provide them an opportunity to handle real cases involving Legal Aid clients.


August 1, 2014

Education advocacy highlighted in national legal journal

An article in the latest issue of the American Bar Association's ABA Journal mentions the work of our Advocates for Children's Services project.


July 30, 2014

Joint News Release from Brooks Pierce, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Mary's House

A Greensboro homeless shelter will receive $72,500 under a settlement agreement with the state of North Carolina over the shelter's right to receive federal funds.

july 1, 2014

Restraining order sought for victims of sexual extortion in federal housing subsidy program
Eight women are seeking protection from housing group employees who demanded sex for housing.

june 19, 2014

Legal Aid, The Child's Advocate join forces for Wake County children
The Child's Advocate, a nonprofit that represents Wake County children caught in high-conflict custody battles, is now a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

may 19, 2014

Register today for the free Elder Abuse Awareness Event next month
Check out our Facebook page for info on the free Elder Abuse Awareness Event in Concord next month.

april25, 2014

CLE webinar: Bed bugs and landlord/tenant law
Register today to attend a Continuing Legal Education webinar on bed bugs and landlord/tenant law next month.

march 6, 2014

Legal aid leader picked for new national health care fellowship
George R. Hausen Jr., executive director of Legal Aid of North Carolina, has been selected to participate in a new, national medical-legal fellowship program.

february 19, 2014

Free Affordable Care Act Presentation in Rockingham on Feb. 27
Consumers with questions about the Affordable Care Act are invited to a free presentation Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital, 925 Long Drive in Rockingham.

february 4, 2014

North Carolina Legal Services Providers Generate $48 Million in Economic Impact
A recently released report finds the work of legal services providers across the state generated $48,775,276 in economic impact in 2012.


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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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