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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.
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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