Legal Resources to Support Faith-Based Organizations and Communities

If you represent a nonprofit organization with fewer than 25 employees and could use a pro bono legal consultation on issues related to COVID-19, you may be eligible for the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center’s COVID-19 Small Business/Nonprofit Initiative. Visit this page to learn more and to request free legal advice.

NCFairChance.org is a new website where North Carolinians can check to see if they have (1) received traffic court debt relief through the Driver’s License Restoration Project and (2) request a free driver’s license advice letter from a pro bono attorney who will review their driving record and provide advice about their suspension, regardless of whether they received debt relief or where they are located in the state. This website supports the work of the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, a program of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, which partners with the North Carolina Justice Center and District Attorneys across the state to eliminate unpaid fines and fees for low-level traffic offenses causing long-term license suspensions.

As Hurricane Isaias is now behind us, but at the start of 2020’s hurricane season, the time to consider preparing for natural disasters is at hand. To assist in this effort, please view these Disaster Preparedness Videos, which range in topics from Important Documents to Have Ready in Case of Disaster to legal information from Disability Rights North Carolina and Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Legal aid and pro bono attorney services have the potential to meet a wide range of legal needs facing low-income North Carolinians. To learn more about specific areas of law and how legal assistance can help, please view the following video presentations prepared by pro bono attorneys.

Estate Planning: Getting Your Legal Affairs in Order Presented by Anthony D. Nicholson; McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC

Unemployment Benefits in North Carolina Presented by Christine F. Mayhew; Anderson Jones, PLLC