Thank you for your interest in pro bono at Legal Aid! We are hiring and training new staff and redesigning our programming for a “post-pandemic” world.
Look for new pro bono opportunities starting August 1. In the meantime, if you have any questions about pro bono, please reach out to us!
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Lawyer on the Line
Lawyer on the Line, our advice and brief service program, is a partnership of the North Carolina Bar Foundation and Legal Aid of North Carolina. It gives private attorneys an easy and rewarding way to provide basic legal advice and brief service to Legal Aid clients. Lawyer on the Line volunteers serve thousands of clients every year who have nowhere else to turn.
Facts about Lawyer on the Line
Volunteers provide one-hour telephone interviews with Legal Aid clients in need. Calls can be made from the volunteer's home or office.
Clients are pre-screened for eligibility and need advice or brief service in one of the following areas of law: consumer, landlord-tenant, child custody, employment, criminal record expunction, foreclosure, government benefits, government housing, and unemployment.
Training opportunities, malpractice insurance and mentoring support services are available.
Our extended service program is a statewide pro bono program for volunteers who want to provide extended representation and litigation services to Legal Aid clients. Volunteers receive training for CLE credit, mentoring support throughout the duration of a case, and malpractice insurance. You can choose how often to take cases.
We need your help in these areas of law:
Immigration (experience required)
Medicaid Mediation and Hearings
You can make a real difference in someone's life! Necesitamos abogados que hablen español.
We host live, monthly self-help legal clinics virtually throughout the state via Zoom and Facebook Live. At the clinics, participants receive relevant legal documents and watch a live presentation from volunteer attorneys. Following the presentation, volunteer attorneys answer general questions from the audience moderated by a Legal Aid coordinator. No legal advice is given during the informative webinars. The webinar topics include criminal record expungement, child custody, employee rights, simple divorce, tenant rights, and wills and health care powers of attorney.
We are always working on more volunteer opportunities for lawyers, paralegals, law students and non-legal personnel who want to donate their time and talents to serve North Carolinians in need.
Rochelle Bellamy Mayfield
Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP
Our client's identity was stolen and a fraudulent credit card account was opened in her name. She could not convince the credit card company that she was a victim of identity theft, so they sued her when she refused to pay the charges on the account. Facing an upcoming court date, our client called us for help. Legal Aid volunteer Rochelle Bellamy Mayfield took the case and contacted the company's lawyers on behalf of the client. Thanks to Rochelle, the credit card company accepted the fraud claim and dismissed the lawsuit. When Rochelle contacted her client with the good news, her client responded, "You have made my day, my week, heck my entire year!" Learn more about Rochelle.