Useful Links

For the Public


Self-Help Library - Brochures and handbooks found on Legal Aid of NC's website on: Adoption and Foster Care, Battered Immigrants, Children's Rights, Courts, Disabilities, Divorce, Disasters, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Environment, Family, Farmworkers, Finances, Housing, Legal Aid of NC - General, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medical, Seniors, and Wills. 

Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service matches people who need a lawyer and can afford to pay with an experienced attorney licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina.

North Carolina Court System - If you are about to go to court, this site will help you navigate your way through the process.  You will find a list of frequently asked questions, information on how to do criminal background checks, a selection of forms you may need for your case, maps to the courthouse and links to other sections that may help you understand court procedures.

Council for Children's Rights (CFCR) represents children in high conflict custody cases through its Custody Advocate Program. Volunteer attorneys are needed to serve as Custody Advocates. There are also programs to assist children who are facing suspension and expulsion from CMS, ensuring that these children get due process at these disciplinary hearings. MCB assists the CFCR by managing a twice yearly recruitment drive among Bar members for the Custody Advocate Program.

International House promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds and facilitating professional and cultural exchange programs.

Legal Aid of North Carolina - Charlotte Office - The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Charlotte Office provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the area surrounding Mecklenburg County .

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina. Our mission is to provide a full measure of justice for those in need.

Safe Alliance provides hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault by providing a continuum of critical crisis services to those victimized by domestic violence or sexual assault. They offer 24-hour crisis lines, shelter, hospital accompaniment, case management, systems advocacy, support groups, court advocacy and accompaniment, and counseling for victims and survivors.

26th Judicial District SelfServe Center (SSC) - The SSC has been open since 1999. They began by providing forms for simple divorce to litigants who are representing themselves (pro se). The SSC now offers scores of forms in English and Spanish, clinics, videos and research resources for pro se litigants. MCB worked with the center to establish the Attorney for the Day program, in which volunteer attorneys meet with pro se litigants to help them with custody, visitation and divorce cases.