ACLU OF NORTH CAROLINA COOPERATING ATTORNEYS PROGRAM - The ACLU-NC Legal Foundation seeks through litigation to advance understanding and acceptance of civil liberties principles by persuading courts to recognize new legal principles; convincing courts to apply established principles widely ignored in practice; and educating the public, through publicity generated by such litigation, to appreciate the civil liberties principles involved. Our cases are handled by attorneys in private practice who donate their time pro bono to defend the Bill of Rights and corresponding provisions of the North Carolina Constitution. Contact Shelagh Kenney, Staff Attorney, at email@example.com or at P.O. Box 28004, Raleigh, NC 27611. Phone: (919) 834-3466. Web Page: http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/
CAROLINA LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC. (A Mental Disability Law Project) - This program offers legal representation to children and adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities regarding education and treatment services. CLA conducts litigation and legislative advocacy and provides technical assistance to clients, legal aid attorneys, private attorneys, disability advocates and many others related to mental disability law. We can occasionally use the expertise of volunteer attorneys willing to advise clients in matters related to estates, custody and employment discrimination. Contact Christine Trottier, Interim Co-Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1022 Washington Street, P.O. Box 2446, Raleigh, NC 27602. Phone: (919) 856-2195.
CENTER FOR DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION - The Center provides direct representation and consultation with attorneys representing indigent persons charged or convicted in capital cases. Volunteer attorneys assist with investigative work and legal research and writing. Contact Ken Rose, Suite 500, 123 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Phone: (919) 956-9545.
LEGAL AID OF NORTH CAROLINA, FARM WORKERS UNIT - This program provides free civil legal services to low-income farmers and migrant workers in the state. The program's greatest needs are for: (i) Spanish-speaking attorneys or attorneys with Spanish speaking support staff; and (ii) attorneys with experience in workers compensation law. Contact Mary Lee Hall, Managing Attorney at email@example.com or at 224 South Dawson Street, Raleigh, NC 27611. Phone: (919) 856-2180. Fax: (919) 856-2187.
LAND LOSS PREVENTION PROJECT - Created by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, this Project assists low-income individuals, and particularly small farmers, who have legal problems with their land. It refers poor landowners to private attorneys who represent them on a pro bono basis. The types of cases accepted by the Project include: farm credit; foreclosures; partitions; actions to clear title and for trespass or ejectment; adverse possession; clearing title to inherited property; eminent domain; zoning; bankruptcy cases involving potential land loss; mineral rights and natural resources cases; land loss due to community or industrial development; wills and estate planning; contract scams and title searches. The Program is in need of attorneys willing to volunteer their time on a pro bono basis, particularly in the areas of estate planning and bankruptcy. Contact Savi Horne, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Henderson, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 400 West North Main Street, Suite 204, P.O. Box 179, Durham, NC 27701. Phone: (919) 682-5969. Web Page: http://www.landloss.org/
HOSPICE PRO BONO PROJECT - This is a project of the NCBA’S Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section. Attorneys volunteer to draft simple wills, living wills, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and similar documents for Hospice patients who have been prescreened for financial eligibility. Due to the nature of the clients’ condition, acceptance of a Hospice patient’s case will require immediate attention and completion. Contact Liz Sumner firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (704) 864-6751. Fax: (704) 861-8394.
N.C. CENTER FOR NONPROFITS - This organization provides opportunities for volunteer lawyers to provide up to one hour of pro bono legal services to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a budget of $750,000 or less. The Center's staff screens for appropriate pro bono requests and refers appropriate callers to a volunteer attorney. To be included in the network of volunteer attorneys, complete the brief form found at http://www.ncnonprofits.org/pbform.pdf to identify specific areas of expertise or call for more information. Contact Geia Williams, Program Assistant, email@example.com or at 1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609. Phone: (919) 790-1555.
N.C. COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NCCADV) - is a statewide non-profit membership organization providing support services to approximately 90 local domestic violence programs across the state, as well as allied professionals. NCCADV's Public Policy Initiative advocates to improve statewide policies and legislation to positively impact the lives of survivors of domestic violence and their children. One of the most common requests that NCCADV receives is for legal representation for victims of domestic violence. Volunteer attorneys are needed. Contact Brenda Rivera-Sanchez, Public Policy Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 115 Market Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701. Phone: (919) 956-9124. Web Page: http://www.nccadv.org/
N.C. FAIR HOUSING CENTER - NCFHC investigates alleged violations of fair housing statutes; provides assistance to individuals pursuing legal rights and issues; promotes community involvement in fair housing issues and performs research and policy development in the area of fair housing. Contact Stella Adams, Executive Director, at email@example.com or at P.O. Box 28068, Raleigh, NC 27611. Phone: (919) 667-0888, Ext. 30. Fax: (919) 667-1558. Web page: http://www.ncfairhousing.org/
NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER - This statewide nonprofit program provides civil legal services to low-income persons in matters that generally cannot be handled by federally funded legal services programs due to congressional restrictions. Among the types of cases handles by the NCJCDC are: class action lawsuits; legislative and administrative representation; major cases that have significance to poor people in North Carolina; cases involving undocumented aliens; and cases involving immigrants. NCJCDC also supports the work of legal services and pro bono attorneys through CLE training, consultation and advice on individual cases, writing amicus briefs, and publishing a regular review of major developments in poverty law. Contact Melinda Lawrence Melinda@ncjustice.org or Bill Rowe Bill@ncjustice.org, Executive Director, P.O. Box 28068, Raleigh, NC 27611. Phone: (919) 856-2177. Fax: (919) 856-2175. Web page: http://www.ncjustice.org/
NC LEAP - This statewide nonprofit program provides - _____________. Contact Mary Horowitz firstname.lastname@example.org, Director, P.O. Box 3688, Cary, NC 27519-3688. Phone: (919) 677-0561. Fax: (919) _____. Web page: http://www.ncleap.ncbar.org
N.C. PRISONER LEGAL SERVICES, INC. - The NCPLS provides a range of legal services to the state's prisoners, including advice and representation in civil rights actions, tort claims, state and federal post-conviction proceedings, and immigration detainers. Contact Mary Pollard, Executive Director, at email@example.com at 1110 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Phone: (919) 856-2200. Web Page: http://www.ncpls.org/
N.C. COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (NCCASA) - is an inclusive statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. The 70 rape crisis centers we work with provide crisis intervention, court advocacy, and hospital accompaniment. NCCASA can use pro bono attorney for legislative committee our local centers can use attorneys for to represent victims of sexual violence. Contact Monika Johnson-Hostler, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org ,811 Spring Forest Rd., Suite 900, Raleigh, NC 27609. Phone: (919) 871-5895. Web Page: http://www.nccasa.org
OFFICE OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM SERVICES - Children involved in the court process require special protection. The Guardian ad Litem Program, which exists in nearly every county of the state, gives the abused, neglected or dependent child a representative who is specially trained to speak up for the child. Attorney advocates are appointed to work with the trained volunteers to protect the child's legal rights. See the entry for Guardian ad Litem for each county to find the contact person in your area. Contact Kirk Stephenson, Volunteer Resource Coordinator at Kurt.D.Stephenson@nccourts.org or email@example.com at P.O. Box 2448, Raleigh, NC 27602. Phone: (919) 890-1250 or 1-800-982-4041, Fax (919) _______. Web page: www.nccourts.org/citizens/GAL
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