VIDEO LIBRARY - COVID-19 and the Law
Legal Aid of North Carolina is creating videos that answer specific questions relating to COVID-19 and provide additional information on legal topics affected by the pandemic.
List updated on 6/9/2020, please see our YouTube channel for the most up to date videos.
Coronavirus & Housing
Join us on Facebook live on Legal Aid's Facebook page every Monday at 4pm for HOME (Housing on Monday Evening). We will discuss a current housing topic and answer general questions.
Common housing questions during the pandemic (Recorded 6/15) - What should you do if you haven’t been able to pay rent during the pandemic? How do you find and apply for affordable housing? Could it help to make a crisis plan? Are there resources that can help if the stress of finding new housing has impacted your mental health?
CARES act: What tenants need to know - What is the CARES Act? Does the CARES Act cover all tenants? How will tenants know if they are covered by the CARES act? How does the CARES act help tenants? Does the CARES act help landlords too? Find out in this video. This video was recorded on 5/18.
Conozca Sus Derechos Para Inquilinos: Centro de Justicia y Ayuda Legal de Carolina del Norte - Este video explica los derechos básicos para inquilinos, y también contiene información sobre los recientes cambios con desalojos debido a coronavirus. También compartimos información sobre sus derechos a una vivienda equitativa.
The CARES Act and Renting - Tommy Holderness, supervising attorney of Legal Aid's Charlotte Housing Unit, talks about the CARES act for renters. Recorded 4/28.
Tenants Rights Clinic (COVID-19) - Our free Tenants’ Rights Webinar discusses your rights and obligations as a residential tenant and what impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on evictions, such as the delay of pending court cases and the enforcement of evictions that have already been granted, how to contact Legal Aid for Assistance, available emergency rent assistance, and what to expect from the court process. Recorded 5/28.
Foreclosures and Foreclosure Evictions during the Pandemic - Foreclosures and Foreclosure Evictions during the Pandemic: I haven’t gotten a paycheck in 3 weeks and don’t know when my stimulus check might come—is my mortgage servicer going to foreclose? Is my family going to be evicted?! Join Jack Lloyd, supervising attorney with Legal Aid’s mortgage foreclosure prevention project, as he discusses what’s happening right now with foreclosures during the Covid-19 pandemic. Recorded 4/17.
Coronavirus & Benefits
Coronavirus & Unemployment
Free Forum Friday
We are live on Facebook every Friday at 11am for Free Forum Friday which features Legal Aid of North Carolina attorneys, staff and other guests discussing legal news or providing information on a broad range of important topics.
Free Forum Friday 1 (5/8) - This video features Senior Law Project attorneys Meredith Gregory and Angeleigh Dorsey who discuss North Carolina’s new remote notarization law. They are followed by Jack Lloyd, supervising attorney of our Economic Justice Initiative, who talks about stimulus check grabs by creditors.
Free Forum Friday 2 (5/15) - This video talks about domestic violence and healthcare during the pandemic.
Free Forum Friday 3 (5/22) - Vamos a estar hablando sobre violencia doméstica, evicciones, y seguro de salud
Free Forum Friday 4 (5/29) - Legal Aid of North Carolina update and information on the CARES Act, Information on unemployment benefits available through the CARES Act, Domestic violence during COVID-19
Wills in the Time of COVID: A talk on the end-of-life documents and social distance - This video discuss the most common end-of-life-planning documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. We will also discuss how the Covid-19 Pandemic is changing the creation and execution of these documents, including whether in-person meetings of notaries and witnesses are still required in this period of social distancing. Recorded 5/26.
Your mental health and COVID 19 - The COVID-19 crisis has changed how we interact, work, and live. Caroline Hale, clinical social worker at Legal Aid NC, discusses the feelings and emotions many are having, when to seek outside help, and ways to cope with these often overwhelming emotions no matter where you are.
Coronavirus & Public Schools in North Carolina - Cari Carson, staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina - Advocates for Children's Services, explains the COVID-19-related changes for all North Carolina students and specific rights for students with IEPs. This video discusses how long schools will be closed for, the new grading system for this semester, and what services students with disabilities should be getting. Recorded on 5/1/2020.
Criminal Record Expungment Online Clinic - In these uncertain times of employment, come find out if there is something that can be done about getting information removed (“expunged”) from your criminal offense record. Watch our criminal record expungement video to learn about eligibility, the expunction process, the most common expunctions, certificates of relief, and a COVID-19 update. Recorded on 4/7/2020.
Social Security Disability Clinic - This video provides an overview of Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) eligibility, the application process for SSDI/SSI, the appeal and hearing process, and discusses Covid-19 updates (how to conduct business with the Social Security Administration during the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting due process rights). Recorded on 4/2/2020.
NC Child Custody Self-Help Clinic - Learn how to file a child custody action in court without an attorney. This video discusses claims for visitation and emergency custody. In response to the crisis resulting from COVID-19, we include information about changes in the court process and practical suggestions to maintain safety while you present your case in court . The presentation includes a link to download a packet with legal documents and forms. The clinic provides you with general legal information and guidance only. The clinic does not provide you with specific, individual legal advice. If you need more help after the clinic, call Legal Aid’s toll-free Helpline at 1-866-219-LANC (5262) to apply for help. This clinic was recorded 4/14/2020.
NC Simple Divorce Self Help-Clinic - Learn how to file a simple divorce action in court without hiring an attorney. We will also give you important information regarding any changes to the court process as a result of COVID-19. Filing for divorce affects your rights to property division, spousal support, and alimony. You could lose important rights by filing for divorce. If you wish to pursue property division, spousal support, or alimony, you should consult with a private attorney to discuss your legal rights before filing. The clinic will provide you with general legal information and guidance only. The clinic will not provide you with specific, individual legal advice. This video was recorded 5/21/2020.
Wills in the Time of COVID: A talk on the end-of-life documents and social distance - This video discuss the most common end-of-life-planning documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. We will also discuss how the Covid-19 Pandemic is changing the creation and execution of these documents, including whether in-person meetings of notaries and witnesses are still required in this period of social distancing.
Social Security Disability - Watch our Social Security Disability Webinar to learn about Social Security Disability Benefits and what impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the administration of Social Security Disability Benefits, such as Field Office and Hearing Office closings, how to contact your local Field Office for dire need situations, filing deadlines, and the scheduling of telephonic hearings. We will be able to answer general questions at the end of the presentation.