For information about the courts, North Carolina Courts: 919/890-1000.
For referrals to lawyers who practice within Mecklenburg and surrounding counties, www.MeckBar.org/LRS.
For referrals to lawyers who practice outside of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties, North Carolina Bar Association LRS 800/662-7660 or 919/677-8574.
PRO BONO RESOURCES
The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center’s (PBRC) COVID-19 Small Business/Nonprofit Initiative will offer pro bono legal consultations to small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 25 employees.
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy 704/376-1600
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.
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.
Promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds and facilitating professional and cultural exchange programs.
is a joint project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance, the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and Probono.net. LawHelpNC.org seeks to provide users with helpful, easy-to-understand legal resources and information in North Carolina.
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 .
A nonprofit law firm with a dedicated practice to family law matters for those eligible who may be able to afford modest fees.
North Carolina Free Legal Answers (NCFLA)
- This website allows you to ask a lawyer a specific legal question. By using this website, you are asking a lawyer to give you legal help on your specific legal questions but this does not mean they will represent you in court. They will be your lawyer for this limited purpose and will not do anything for you other than provide this help.
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.
(filing fees may apply) 704/686-0210 -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.
GRIEVANCE AND FEE DISPUTE RESOURCES