About Us

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 barriers to economic opportunity. We help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income.

LANC Offices

Find our field offices located throughout the state.

Statewide Projects

Learn about our seven statewide projects that focus on special areas of the law:

Board of Directors

Legal Aid of North Carolina is governed by a Board of Directors composed of attorneys, client representatives and a representative of the general public.

Clients Council

Legal Aid of North Carolina receives input on priorities, policies, community education and outreach from its Clients Council, which includes all of the client representatives of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors and of the local office advisory boards.

How to file a Complaint

When you apply for legal assistance and are denied or found ineligible to receive legal services, you may make a complaint.  At any time, if you are not satisfied with the services being provided to you, you may make a complaint.   Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) has a Client Grievance Policy for making complaints about the services provided or appealing denials of assistance.

Pro bono service opportunities

The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina also welcomes the support of more than 3,700 private attorney (pro bono) volunteers, who donate their expertise each year through local volunteer lawyers programs (VLPs).

Glossary of Terms Used by Legal Aid of NC

Legal Aid of North Carolina works closely with many organizations, grantors and programs to help deliver legal representation in civil matters to (and ensure equal justice for) low-income people in North Carolina.  The "Glossary of Terms" is a list (in alphabetical order) of many such entities, as well as key operational terms.

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About LANC cases

Legal Aid of North Carolina provides free legal representation in civil matters (non-criminal) to eligible clients in all 100 counties in North Carolina through 24 geographically based offices and six statewide projects.  We help children, families, and individuals solve problems that affect their basic needs.

Funding Sources

Legal Aid of North Carolina receives the majority of its funding from the Legal Services Corporation, Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (IOLTA Program) and the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Access to Justice Act (Section 7A- 474.3(c)(3)).  Other funding is provided by foundation grants, United Way gifts, the "Access to Justice" campaign and individual donors.  Also see Guide Star.

Administrative Office

The Administrative Office (or headquarters) for Legal Aid of North Carolina is located in Raleigh, NC at 224 South Dawson Street and provides administrative, financial, technology and communications support for its field offices and statewide projects.


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.
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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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