Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Senior Law Project

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Angeleigh Dorsey
    828-239-2984
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit Legal Services Provider

Legal Aid of North Carolina's Senior Law Project specifically serves clients that are 60 years of age and older.  Special priority is given to seniors with the greatest economic or social need.  Clients who are age 60 or older are exempt from income limitations and are eligible for services.

The Senior Law Project assists clients with: simple wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, public benefits including Medicaid, food stamps, and SSI/SSD, abuse/neglect, unemployment compensation, housing issues including eviction defense, landlord/tenant, subsidized housing rights, and utilities, consumer issues including mortgage foreclosure, and wrongful repossession.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: North Carolina
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Foreclosure, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Elderly
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, 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: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • 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), Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials, Transactional work
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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