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Disability Rights North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Raleigh. Its team of attorneys, advocates, paralegals and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge for people with disabilities across North Carolina.  As the state’s federally mandated protection and advocacy system, Disability Rights North Carolina is charged with protecting the rights of children and adults with disabilities living in North Carolina.

In April 2011, Disability Rights NC launched its Pro Bono Program with a CLE training on the topics of Medicaid Appeals and Guardianship - Restoration of Competency. Disability Rights NC receives calls every day from people with disabilities seeking assistance. Disability Rights is working to develop a group of volunteer attorneys who can provide legal services for callers when they cannot provide direct assistance.

For more information about Disability Rights' Pro Bono Program, visit their website.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: North Carolina
  • Area of law: Disability, Education, Medicaid Appeals and Guardianship
  • Populations Served: Individuals with physical/mental disabilities
  • 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: 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), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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