Volunteers
LANC-Winston-Salem Office

The Winston-Salem Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina is looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:

  • Justice for All Volunteers
    ...Justice for All Volunteers are needed to help with several ongoing projects and to educate the community about the services we provide. A Justice for All Volunteer may choose to do such things as: make community education presentations to groups and organizations; organize and set up for community education presentations; make calls for events; file and copy documents; do much needed mailings; retrieve information from the courthouse; travel to other counties or observe the courtroom process. Justice for All Volunteers may be students, former clients, retirees, private legal practitioners, disabled persons or any persons interested in helping us help others. All Justice for All Volunteers will receive a minimum of an one-hour orientation.
  • Pro Bono Attorneys (volunteer attorneys)
    ...Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) actively recruits, trains, mentors, and co-counsels with volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help handle the many complex and changing legal issues unique to the practice of civil poverty law. These partnerships with the Legal Aid of North Carolina staff help ensure access to justice for low-income families and further leverage the dollars that are invested in Legal Aid of North Carolina. Typically, pro bono attorneys are needed either for their special expertise and/or to help us with our large case load. To volunteer for pro bono service with Winston-Salem Office, just telephone (336-725-9162) our local Pro Bono (PAI) Coordinator, and/or complete a "Pro Bono Service Sign-Up Form" and fax it (336-723-9140) to our office.
  • Court Observation Volunteers (college & graduate students)
    ...Court Observation Volunteers will attend Small Claims Court at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice and fill out a court observation form. The feed back from this form will allow us to adjust our educational clinics to the need of our participants. All volunteers will receive a minimum of one-hour orientation/training prior to participating in the program. Summary ejectment hearings are held Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. After orientation/training, we will need a commitment from each individual volunteer for this project of at least 1 hour per month for 3 months.
  • Volunteer Interns (students)
    ...Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled college student. Volunteer interns are needed to help coordinate several ongoing projects, to educate the community about the services we provide and to assist our advocates with their cases.  All volunteer interns will receive extensive orientation prior to being given any assignments.

Volunteers are needed!

LANC of Winston-Salem (W/S) is the local office in the Winston-Salem area that serves the counties of: Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin. LANC resources are very limited. Our local Winston-Salem office (which has only six attorneys covering six counties) was only able to serve just over 850 clients in 2005. More needs to be done. To fill the gap, part of our mission is to help empower people by educating them to represent themselves at forums that are conducive to self-help. W/S offers at least two clinics to show participants how to represent themselves at a summary ejectment hearing in Small Claims Court or a Medicaid hearing at the Department of Social Services. We also plan to provide access to tapes that will educate people on several legal issues to include: unemployment insurance, health care directives, wills, power of attorneys (POA), bankruptcy, domestic violence and child custody.

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm with over 20 local offices across the state. LANC provides high quality, civil legal services to low-income people in all 100 counties of North Carolina, so that they will have equal access to justice and to economic opportunity. LANC addresses the basic needs of the poor and low-income families, including legal advice regarding healthcare benefits, consumer law, protection from domestic violence and rights to decent, safe, and affordable housing. With less than 100 LANC attorneys statewide, serving 1.5 million eligible clients, we have only one attorney for every 15,000 poor people in North Carolina.

Contact Information

  • Volunteers may send required resume or interest letter to:
           Gricel Guerrero
           Legal Aid of North Carolina
           P.O. Box 20188
           Winston-Salem, NC 27120

        OR via FAX to (336) 703-1343.
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorneys should contact:
           Jean L. Witherspoon, PAI Coordinator
           Legal Aid of North Carolina
           P.O. Box 20188
           Winston-Salem, NC 27120

        OR via FAX to (336) 703-1343.

*Legal Aid of North Carolina is an equal opportunity law firm.*
Minorities, women, the elderly and the disabled are encouraged to apply.


Disclaimer

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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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