Land Loss Prevention Project, Inc.
401 N. Mangum Street2nd FloorDurham, NC 27701
- Map: maps.google.com
- Phone: 919-682-5969
- Fax: 919-688-5596
- Website: http://www.landloss.org/
The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) was founded in 1982 by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina. LLPP was incorporated in the state of North Carolina in 1983. The organization broadened its mission in 1993 to provide legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.
LLPP's advocacy for financially distressed and limited resource farmers involves action in three separate arenas: litigation, public policy, and promoting sustainable agriculture and environment.
Activity in the litigation arena typically involves debt restructuring for farmers in crisis and other legal work. On the public policy front, LLPP monitors agricultural policy and the impact it has on North Carolina's small family farmers. Finally, LLPP helps family farmers and landowners develop sustainable agricultural practices that are environmentally friendly and economically viable for their rural communities. LLPP is committed to working alongside state, regional and national coalitions who support sustainable agriculture practices, development and policy innovations.
- State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: North Carolina
- Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners
- Populations Served: Communities of Color, Low Income, Working poor and unemployed, Farmers and landowners with limited resources
- Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
- Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
- Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
- Training Provided: No
- Training Required: No
- CLE credit for trainings: No
- CLE credit for pro bono: No
- Mentoring or supervision offered: No
- Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
- Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials, Transactional work
- Volunteers may participate long-distance: No