Request Legal Help from Legal Aid of North Carolina
Our new Access to Justice (A2J) online application
is an interactive interview that will walk you step by step through our intake process. This easy-to-follow
question and answer session will help us better understand your problem so we can give you a more accurate
response to your needs. It also saves our intake workers time and helps us to help more people.
Click here or on the
picture at the right to try A2J today.
Please read before you begin!
About Legal Aid of North Carolina
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) provides free legal help with problems such as domestic abuse, evictions,
foreclosures, denial of government benefits, consumer debts, wills and powers of attorney. LANC does not
handle criminal cases.
Except for victims of domestic abuse, senior citizens, and some homeowners in danger of foreclosure, the
services provided by LANC are limited to low-income clients.
LANC has limited resources, and it cannot provide legal help to everyone who
needs help. LANC focuses its limited resources on the most serious legal
problems relating to shelter, income, health and safety.
LANC covers all 100 North Carolina counties from about 25 offices around the state. To ask for help with
a legal problem, you may contact the LANC office nearest you, contact the LANC
HelpLine at 1-866-219-5262,
or apply online.
How does the online interview work?
The online program will ask you a number of questions. You will need to provide information about your
legal problem and about any people or businesses that are causing your legal problem.
Because eligibility for LANC services may depend on your income and assets, you will be asked about the
people who live in your home with you, any income received by you or others in your home, and any valuable
property that you or others in your home may own.
You may exit the program at any time. If you do, none of the information that you have entered so far
will be saved or stored.
What happens when I finish the interview?
At the end of the online program, there is a "SEND" button that submits your request for legal help to
Legal Aid of North Carolina. The screen will show the date of your application and provide a phone number
in case you do not hear from us within 3 to 4 days. Within 3 to 4 days, a LANC
HelpLine staff member will call
you at the number or numbers you provide in the interview, to complete your application and let you know whether LANC can help you with your problem.
This is a secure site. Your information will not be shared with anyone outside of Legal Aid of North
Carolina unless you give us permission.
If you are using a public computer to complete the program, be sure to close the browser so that your
personal information cannot be seen by anyone else.