208 Goldsboro Street East, Wilson, NC 27893
[Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2684, Wilson, NC 27894-2684]
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP, CALL: 1-866-219-5262 (toll free)
The legal staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Wilson 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
six-county area surrounding Wilson, NC:
Wayne County and
Community Economic Development cases (cases where
groups who cannot afford a private attorney seek legal assistance
with their charitable or educational activities) will be
individually reviewed and accepted, if possible.
Rocky Mount Offices
The LANC-Wilson office also supports an intake office in
(Greene, Lenoir and Wayne Counties)
102-A South William Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 MAP
[Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2688, Wilson, NC 27894-2688]
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP: 1-866-219-5262 (1-866-219-LANC) -
LANC-Rocky Mount Office - Closed 9/30/2011
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday-Friday)
TO REQUEST LEGAL HELP: 1-866-219-5262 (1-866-219-LANC) - toll free
Types of Cases Handled
Legal Aid of North Carolina cannot help people with criminal cases. However, we can
help people with civil cases, including the advice or representation on the
...AFDC, WORKFIRST program, Food Stamps,
Social Security and
...mortgage foreclosures, landlord/tenant disputes,
utilities, public and subsidized housing.
Senior Citizens matters
...nursing homes, insurance, wills, and
powers of attorney.
...contracts, loans, debt collection, repossessions,
unfair or deceptive trade practices and
...Medicare, Medicaid, Hill-Burton and hospital bills.
...domestic violence and other limited areas.
...unemployment compensation, wage disputes,
state employee discharges.
...student and parent rights, discipline problems, and
...Discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion,
other violations of state and federal law.
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
(Based in the Goldsboro office)
...Provides legal representation for domestic violence victims in
six counties. We also provide monthly custody clinics for
client-eligible individuals. [also see
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative.]
Community Legal Education
...Provides presentations to client groups and social services
agencies regarding the legal rights of low-income people.
Knowledge is the Key (videos)
...Provides videos for individuals to view at selected sites
our service area on the following topics (Note: Contact your local
Legal Aid of North Carolina office
for list of videos viewing sites):
- "Issues in Family Law"
- "How to Purchase a Used Car"
- "Planning for Later Life"
- "Predatory Lending Practices"
- "Effective School Partnerships: Easy as 1-2-3"
PAI Coordinator in the LANC-Wilson Office.]
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) actively recruits, trains, mentors, and co-counsels with
volunteer (pro bono) attorneys to help them handle the many complex
and changing legal issues unique to the practice of civil poverty law.
PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") Program helps to ensure access
to justice for low-income families and further leverages the dollars
that are invested in LANC. Typically, pro bono attorneys are needed
either for their special expertise and/or to help us with our large
To volunteer pro bono service in the counties served by
Office, contact our
PAI ("Private Attorney Involvement") coordinator.
Sharon Bey-Christopher, Managing Attorney
John Keller, Supervising Attorney
Jean Atkinson, Receptionist/Intake Specialist
Martha E. Beach, Staff Attorney
Beverly Eason, Paralegal
Kathy S. Joyner, Executive Secretary
Carolyn Kent, MFP Litigation/Administrative Paralegal
Elizabeth Krabill, Staff Attorney
Jeannette Lantz, Paralegal
Maria C. Mendoza, Domestic Paralegal
Debra K.D. Perez, Paralegal
Barbara Taylor, Secretarial/Support Staff
Lisa M. Walter, Staff Attorney
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.