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Legal Information Websites

  • NC HOA Laws and Resources
    • Links to federal and state laws and regulations regarding homeowners associations, as well as articles offering guidance on HOA interactions.
  • LawHelpNC
    • 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.
  • Divorcenet
    • Excellent source of information on divorce, child support (guidelines and worksheets are here), property distribution, and alimony. Links to divorce laws of all 50 states.

Legal Aid of North Carolina Clinics

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 Legal Clinics
    • Offers several clinics, including business law, bankruptcy, family law and restorative justice.
  • Elon University
    • 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 Legal Clinics
    • Offers several clinics, including family law, low income taxpayer, juvenile law and criminal defense.
  • Wake Forest Legal Clinics
    • Offerings include appellate advocacy, community law and business, and veterans law.

Lawyer Referrals

Free or Low-Cost Legal Help

  • These organizations offer free or low-cost legal representation to low-income clients in certain matters, usually non-criminal ones.
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
    • A statewide agency. This page explains the services that are offered.
  • Pisgah Legal Services
    • Provides legal help in Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Yancey Counties.
  • Justice Matters
    • Focuses on immigration, human trafficking victims, family law, and other civil matters. Located in Durham.
  • Disability Rights NC
    • Fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.
  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
    • Provides North Carolina inmates with “meaningful access to the courts.”
  • North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance
    • A community of civil legal aid providers serving low-income and underrepresented constituencies.

Public Law Libraries

These are free law libraries open to the public. These libraries provide limited legal research assistance.