Legal Information Websites
A wealth of information on specific legal topics, including housing, government benefits, veterans, employment issues, education, farmworkers, criminal law, taxes, and more. Also offers various North Carolina legal forms.
NC Free Legal Answers
This website exists to help people with their civil matters (not criminal matters). Users who meet certain criteria ask a question through the site, and a volunteer attorney responds with an answer.
NC Free Legal Help
Another attorney network that answers questions at no charge.
“This Is the Law” Pamphlets
Published by the NC Bar Association, these pamphlets provide general information on a number of topics, including buying a home, divorce, child custody/support, bankruptcy, domestic violence, jury service, and more.
Law School Clinics
Several North Carolina law schools offer limited free or low-cost legal assistance to the public. Work is performed by law students under the supervision of faculty members.
Campbell Senior Law Clinic
Focuses on low-income senior citizens in the Raleigh area.
Offers the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.
Duke Legal Clinics
Offers several clinics, including children’s law, environmental law, HIV/AIDS, and wrongful convictions.
NC Central Family Law Clinic
You must be referred to this clinic by Legal Aid of North Carolina-Durham (919-688-6396). Or you can visit the File It Yourself Clinic, which has several options for public assistance.
Wake Forest Legal Clinics
Offerings include child advocacy, community law and business, and elder law.
These services will connect you to an attorney who specializes in the type of assistance you need. The service costs $50 for a 30-minute consultation. You may hire the attorney after the consultation, often at a discount rate.
NC Lawyer Referral Service
Statewide network. Contact by phone (800-662-7660) or online.
Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service
Focuses on the Charlotte area.
Pro Bono Legal Help
These organizations provide pro bono (i.e., free) legal representation to low-income clients in certain matters, usually non-criminal ones.
Pisgah Legal Services
Provides legal help in Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Yancey Counties.
Focuses on immigration, human trafficking victims, family law, and other civil matters. Located in Durham.
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
Provides North Carolina inmates with “meaningful access to the courts.”
Public Law Libraries
These are free law libraries open to the public. These libraries provide limited legal research assistance.
Elon Law Library
Public hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.