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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 18, 2016

Legal Assistance

North Carolina

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.




Legal Aid of North Carolina - Ahoskie office
610 E. Church St
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Hotline: To apply for help: 1-866-219-LANC (5262)
Phone: 252-332-5124​ (Local)
Phone: 1-800-682-0010 (Toll-free)
Web: http://www.legalaidnc.org/about-us/offices/Pages/ahoskie-office.aspx
Counties Served: Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans. Provides free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income individuals. Clients must meet an income requirement before services will be rendered. Areas of service include; Disability, Domestic Violence, Workers Compensation, Unemployment and Other Public Assistance Programs, Wills, Consumer & Elder Law, Tenant/Landlord Issues. Assistance in other areas may be provided. Litigation and service areas are limited, please call for more information.


Legal Aid of North Carolina - Asheville office
547 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806​
Hotline: To apply for help: 1-866-219-LANC (5262)
Phone: (877) 579-7562
Web: http://www.legalaidnc.org/about-us/offices/Pages/asheville-office.aspx
Helps people in the following counties: Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania.

Pisgah Legal Services - Asheville Office
62 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (800) 489-6144 (Toll-free for clients)
Phone: (828) 253-0406 (Asheville phone)
Fax: (828) 252-8927
Web: https://www.pisgahlegal.org/pro-bono-legal-services/
Email: info@pisgahlegal.org
Pisgah Legal Services provides free legal help in non-criminal matters to people who cannot afford a private attorney. We help with the following: Assist Children in Crisis; Address Fraud/Protect Consumers; Protect Seniors; Stop Domestic Violence; Prevent Homelessness/Eviction/Foreclosure; Access Health Care; Secure Essential Benefits; Assist Immigrants; HEALS: A Medical & Legal Partnership. To read more about each of these topics and what specific help is offered, go to http://www.pisgahlegal.org/free-legal-assistance/ PLS primarily helps people in Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk and Rutherford counties. We provide limited immigration services in other Western North Carolina counties.

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