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Individuals in Need of Legal Assistance

Unfortunately, Elon Law and the Pro Bono Board cannot provide assistance to individual members of the public.  Students are unable to provide any sort of legal assistance or advice without the supervision of a licensed attorney.

If you are in need of legal assistance, you may find the following resources helpful. By providing this information, neither Elon University School of Law nor the Elon Law Pro Bono Board are making a representation or warranty concerning the services provided by these organizations or their attorneys.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC): Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.  To apply for legal help, visit their website or call the Legal Aid Helpline at 1-866-219-LANC (5262).

LawHelpNC.org: LawHelpNC.org 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. Their goal is to provide users with helpful, easy-to-understand legal resources and information in North Carolina. The site has a legal directory searchable by service area.  You can get more information about potential legal issues, including:

Family and Juvenile, Housing, Money and Taxes, Government Benefits, Veterans and Military, Work and Jobs, Criminal Law, Health and Disability, Disaster Assistance, Economic Development, Education and Schools, Immigration, Disaster Assistance, Wills and Life Planning, and the North Carolina Legal System

NC Free Legal Answers: If you have a legal question but can’t afford a lawyer, visit NC Free Legal Answers, create an account, ask your legal question, and get an answer from a lawyer. NC Free Legal Answers is a free, online service for low-income individuals in North Carolina who need legal advice on non-criminal matters. This volunteer program is provided by the North Carolina Bar Foundation and the Mecklenburg County Bar. It is part of the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Project. 

NC Lawyer Referral Service: You may contact the Service, operated by the North Carolina Bar Association, to get the name of an attorney who will provide one 30-minute session for up to $50, on the legal subject you specify.  Call 1-800-662-7660 or submit a request online using the above link.

Attorneys and Organizations

If you are an attorney working in a pro bono capacity or a nonprofit organization with an attorney already contributing to a project, and you simply need assistance from Elon Law students, the Pro Bono Board can attempt to pair you with students pending project approval.

If your organization does not currently have an attorney working on your project, the Board may still consider matching students to assist you. Please be advised, however, that the process of setting up a project can be lengthy, even if the Board approves the project. Thus, the Board is generally unable to provide immediate or emergency student assistance.

Attorneys and organizations may contact probono@elon.edu for more information.