LANC-Wilmington Office

201 North Front Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, NC 28401    MAP
[Mailing address:  P.O. Box 814, Wilmington, NC 28402]
910-763-6207; 1-800-672-9304 (toll-free; for clients only)
FAX: 910-343-8894

About Us...

The legal staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Wilmington Office provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the seven-county area surrounding Wilmington, NC: Bladen County, Brunswick County, Columbus County, Duplin County, New Hanover County, Onslow County or Pender County.
 

Community Economic Development cases (cases where groups who cannot afford a private attorney seek legal assistance with their charitable or educational activities) will be individually reviewed and accepted, if possible.

Our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) offers advice and representation to low-income taxpayers in eastern North Carolina who have disputes with the IRS.

Community Education Events

(Click here to view education events that are sponsored by legal services organizations in North Carolina.)

Publications

(also see LANC "Publications")

Note: The materials contained on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Please contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation. Please see our disclaimer.

  • "Disaster Preparation and Aftermath"
    (tri-fold, 2-sided brochure; MS Word document)
    ...This document was written as a brochure by the LANC-Wilmington Office and provides tips for preparation and aftermath of natural disasters.

Pro bono Options

[Contact our PAI Coordinator) in the LANC-Wilmington Office.]
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) actively recruits, trains, mentors, and co-counsels with volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help them handle the many complex and changing legal issues unique to the practice of civil poverty law. Our PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") Program helps to ensure access to justice for low-income families and further leverages the dollars that are invested in LANC.  Typically, pro bono attorneys are needed either for their special expertise and/or to help us with our large case load.

To volunteer pro bono service in the counties served by our Wilmington Office, contact our PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") coordinator.
 

History

The LANC-Wilmington Office has represented southeastern North Carolina’s poor in civil legal cases since 1976. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety.

In 1976, the Law & Justice Committee of the New Hanover County Human Relations Committee in conjunction with the United Way and in response to the critical need for legal assistance for the indigent in New Hanover County, established "New Hanover County Legal Aid Association" to serve the legal needs of approximately 25,000 people in New Hanover County who were unable to afford private legal counsel. The original staff was two attorneys, one paralegal, and a secretary. After a year, we expanded to serve the people of Pender County.

In 1980, drawing on the experiences in Pender County, and the response to the need for providing services to rural poverty level populations, the Legal Aid Association via the Legal Services Corporation became "Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear, Inc." The office then expanded to include seven (7) counties with a potential 99,000 poor people over 5200 square miles (we served clients in Sampson County from 1980-1983), including: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties.

In 2002, the LANC-Wilmington office became one of the 24 field offices of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) and continues to serve low-income people in southeastern counties of North Carolina.  LANC–Wilmington Office’s seasoned advocates are a recognized part of the justice system here on the east coast.


Disclaimer

The materials contained on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.  Also please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not provide legal assistance by E-mail. Contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation.
See our complete disclaimer.

Mission Statement

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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