Attorneys on Call: Get free or low-cost legal help
WRAL is once again teaming up with the North Carolina Bar Foundation for its annual Day of Service.
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By Keely Arthur, WRAL consumer reporter
CARY, N.C. — Thousands of people called in to talk with lawyers volunteering their time to answer questions during WRAL 5 On Your Side's 2023 Attorneys On Call.
This was the 16th annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day. The program is a joint effort by the North Carolina Bar Foundation and North Carolina Bar Association to provide free legal information to the public.
The mission of the program is to help address the "access to justice gap" by giving people access to an attorney they might not otherwise get.
For those who were not able to call in, there are other options for free or low-cost legal help.
NC Free Legal Answers helps people who aren't sure if they need an attorney, but want answers to specific legal questions. Volunteers can answer questions about non-criminal issues. It could take several weeks to get a response, but the service is free.
Legal Aid of North Carolina also has a helpline: 866-219-5262. Legal Aid can help lower-income residents with things like evictions, domestic violence, government benefits and some employment law issues.
NC Lawyer Referral Service is another option: 919-677-8574. Call this service if you know you need to hire an attorney and Legal Aid of NC can't help. You will be connected with an attorney who will provide a 30-minute consultation for no more than $50.