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UPDATED December 15, 2010

Law School Clinic Programs

North Carolina

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North Carolina Central University, School of Law
640 Nelson Street
Durham, NC 27707
Durham County
Phone: (919) 530-6333
Web: http://web.nccu.edu/law/clinic/domestic.html
The Domestic Violence Clinic represents victim clients in Durham County Domestic Violence Court in civil protective order hearings. The clinic is offered twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters, between September and April. The Family Law Clinic handles a variety of matters, including emergency custody orders, absolute divorces, name changes, separation agreements, competency proceedings. Legal Aid of North Carolina partners with this clinic.

UNC School of Law - Clinic Programs
160 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, 27599-3380
Orange County
Phone: (919) 962-5106
Web: http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/programs/clinic/default.aspx
The Civil Legal Assistance Clinic takes a wide variety of civil cases. The clinic handles consumer, landlord-tenant, general housing, education, employment (including unemployment compensations, wage and hour, and employment discrimination), public benefits, family law (including divorce, alimony and post-separation support, division of property, child custody and child support), Domestic Violence Protection Orders, and civil rights cases. • The UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic generally represents clients in Orange, Chatham, Durham, and Alamance Counties. • The Immigration and Human Rights Policy Clinic takes VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, and Asylum cases. • The Clinic is not focused solely on domestic violence. • Represent indigent clients only. • Generally take on new cases between September and April. • Will not turn away clients due to language barriers and work with interpreters where necessary. Our students are trained in the effective use of interpreters.

Wake Forest School of Law -- Clinic Program
P.O. Box 7206 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27909
Forsyth County
Phone: (336) 725-9166
Web: http://law.wfu.edu/studentlife/organizations/dvac/contact/
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Center (DVAC) is a joint effort between the Legal Aid Society, the Forsyth County Bar, Wake Forest University and the Clerk of Court which provides support to victims of domestic violence. DVAC provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence who can't afford to hire a lawyer. Wake Forest University School of Law participates with the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center at the Legal Aid office to provide student volunteers to help you in your fight against domestic violence. • How to Apply for Legal Assistance: Get started by filling out the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Advocacy Center Application for Legal Assistance. Once filled out, give the completed form to the Clerk of Superior Court at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, 201 North Main Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina. Arrive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Or call or come by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center at Legal Aid, 216 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 21701, (336) 725-9166. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Center at Legal Aid is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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