North Carolina Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in North Carolina.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
North Carolina - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
Find a North Carolina Public Defender
The North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services offers legal information and links to Defender services, including State Defender offices and Juvenile Defenders. Online forms and applications for services are also available.
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
View information about Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income persons in Mecklenburg County and west-central North Carolina. Services include family support, health care, immigration, consumer protection, employment, elder law, and taxes.
The North Carolina Department of Justice provides information about consumer protection from various types of fraud solicitation, including charities, disasters, credit, health, internet, investment, and telemarketing. Links to online complaint forms are included.
Worthless Check Program
View information about the Worthless Check Program, which allows a bad check writer to avoid prosecution by participating in the program and paying off an unfunded check and any fees. Information includes eligibility, counties in which the program is available, links to local programs, procedures, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Child Support Enforcement
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers child support enforcement services, including online access to personal case information and payments. General information is available for the parents, employers, and attorneys.
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice offers community-based resources, including free legal help, educational workshops and forums, and a searchable directory of its members by name, location, and specialty.
The North Carolina Department of Justice offers information about programs to assist victims of elder abuse, identity theft, consumer scams, domestic violence, and other crimes. Tips for avoidance, procedures for reporting, information about compensation for crime victims, and a link to Crime Victims Compensation Services are included.
Find Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations providing free and low-cost legal assistance to low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Find Free Legal Assistance
View information about Legal Aid of North Carolina, which provides free civil legal services to low-income clients. Apply by phone or online, find a local office, and view information about free legal clinics.
Complaints About Judges
View information about the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, procedures for filing a complaint against a judge, and links to records of disciplinary actions against judges.
Attorney Discipline Information
View North Carolina State Bar information about disciplinary procedures against attorneys, search past disciplinary actions, view a list of recent disciplinary actions, search past disciplinary and disability orders, search temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against attorneys, and view annual reports from the State Bar Office of Counsel and the State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission.
Attorney Complaint Information
The North Carolina State Bar offers information about its Attorney-Client Assistance Program and Fee Dispute Resolution Program, and the procedure for filing a formal grievance against an attorney. Links to the fee dispute petition and grievance form are provided.
North Carolina Lawyer Referral
The North Carolina Bar Association offers lawyer referrals by telephone or online search form. The referral is free; an initial consultation with a lawyer is available for a nominal fee.
Information About Lawyers
The North Carolina State Bar offers information about finding and working with lawyers, client rights and responsibilities, filing complaints against lawyers, resolving fee disputes, and lawyer misconduct. A directory of all member lawyers and a directory of certified legal specialists are also provided.
North Carolina Multiple County Courts Legal Aid
13th Judicial District Domestic Violence Information
The District Attorney's Office of the 13th Judicial District offers information about domestic violence procedures and resources in Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties.
13th Judicial District Defensive Driving School
The District Attorney's Office of the 13th Judicial District offers information about the Defensive Driving Program in Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties, which can result in reduced charges for some offenders who complete a defensive driving course and pay court and course costs.
Judicial District 17B Worthless Check Information
The Judicial District 17B District Attorney's Office offers information about worthless check collection and prosecution in Stokes and Surry Counties.
Attorneys in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties
The Seventh Prosecutorial District Attorney's Office offers a list of attorneys in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties. Phone numbers are included.
Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson County Worthless Check Information
The Seventh Prosecutorial District Attorney's Office offers information about worthless check collection and prosecution in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties.
Harnett County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Harnett County Attorneys
Download a list of local attorneys in Harnett County, with contact information.
Harnett County Court-Appointed Attorneys
View and download a list of Harnett County court-appointed attorneys, who provide criminal defense services to low-income defendants at a reduced fee.
Lee County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Lee County Court-Appointed Attorneys
View and download a list of Lee County court-appointed attorneys, who provide criminal defense services to low-income defendants at a reduced fee.
Mecklenburg County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Mecklenburg County Lawyer Referral
The Mecklenburg County Bar Association offers lawyer referrals by telephone. Referral includes an initial consultation for a nominal fee.