A statewide advisory committee
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The Legal Aid of North Carolina Client Council (or "Client Council") serves
as an advisory committee to
Legal Aid of North Carolina ("LANC") and provides critical client
input and perspective for development of policies, training plans, community
education and outreach, as well as other matters. The Client Council provides a
statewide forum for clients of Legal Aid of North Carolina to express their needs,
comments and/or concerns.
Family Law community education series named in honor of
Nellie Kearny (LANC Board member)
Aid of NC to present Kearny Summer Family Series
(June 14, 2011 Media Release)]
RESOLUTION regarding Sarah Davis,
(LANC Client Council, September 23, 2010)
LANC Client Council recognized by US Census Bureau
for 2010 Census, volunteer work in Rocky Mount
RESOLUTION regarding Mary Flowers,
(LANC Client Council, December 3, 2009)
Sarah Davis recipient of 2008 Client Community Service Award
2008 Support Service Award was presented posthumously to Peter Carter
2009 Client Council Action Plan
2009 "Community News" Schedule
The Mission of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Client Council is to educate
and empower poor and low-income citizens regarding rights, responsibilities
and available resources necessary for them to achieve economic, political
and social justice.
The Client Council typically meets quarterly (every three months)
for a day-long meeting.
The Client Council includes all client representatives of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors, plus all of the client representatives
of the local advisory of Legal Aid of North Carolina offices or regions and any
interested members of the community.
The Client Council may propose recommendations to the Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors.
Goals of the Legal Aid of North Carolina Client Council
To provide education and training to client communities so that
they can better advocate for themselves, secure needed goods and
services and educate future generations.
To advocate on behalf of clients to expand the range of
and technical resources available to them.
To provide individual clients and organizations with the
to develop networks—to share successes and failures
and to provide
To conduct local fundraising activities for Legal Aid communities.
To promote and otherwise support projects of Legal Aid of North
Officers, LANC Client Council
Chair: Phillip Leigh
Vice Chair: Amanda Bradley
Secretary: Dorothy Thomas
Treasurer: Helen Cook
Parliamentarian: Shirley Jones
Committees & Chairs, LANC Client
Policy Committee (Chair: Leo Allison)
Finance Committee (Chair: Helen Cook)
Nominating Committee (Chair: Phillip Leigh)
Fundraising Committee (Chair: Sharon Greig)
Newsletter Committee (Chair: Pearl Nealy)
Personnel Committee (Chair: Dorothy Thomas)
Awards Committee (Chair: Rhonda Shepherd)
Website Committee (Chair: Dellarene Meyers)
Client Community Service Award
....Recognizes a legal aid client or low-income community
leader in North Carolina who has provided extraordinary and dedicated service to the justice community. This award
was established in 2004 by the LANC Client Council.
Support Services Award
....The Support Service Award recognizes a
recognizes an individual who is working with a legal services or
community organization, has made outstanding contribution(s) in
support of the LANC Client Council, has exhibited distinguished service on behalf of the low-income community in North Carolina;
and has made significant efforts to encourage community partnerships, empower low-income people and
remove legal barriers to economic opportunity in North Carolina.
This award was established in 2008 by the LANC Client Council.
The materials contained on this website
are for information and educational purposes only and do not
constitute legal advice.
Also please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not
provide legal assistance by E-mail. Contact your Legal Aid of
North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak
to an attorney regarding your particular situation.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit 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.