Staff Spotlight: Hannah Guerrier, Charlotte Community Engagement Manager

Meet Hannah Guerrier, our Charlotte Community Engagement Manager, a new role for both her and Legal Aid of North Carolina. In November 2023, Hannah transitioned from Supervising Attorney in our Charlotte office’s housing unit to assume the role, the first of its kind for our organization.

Hannah serves as the liaison with our supporters and stakeholders in the Queen City, including our robust corps of pro bono volunteers. She leads Legal Aid of North Carolina’s involvement with the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Partnership, a citywide effort to harness the power of pro bono to meet residents’ unmet legal needs.

You’ll find Hannah on the scene at the partnership’s monthly eviction-court clinics, which provide on-the-spot legal advice and representation to tenants facing eviction, and its monthly Lawyer on the Line clinics, which provide free legal advice to tenants struggling with dangerous and unsanitary housing conditions. She also helps organize the partnership’s monthly domestic violence clinics, held jointly with Safe Alliance, where pro bono volunteers help survivors draft complaints for Domestic Violence Protective Orders.

Keep reading to learn more about Hannah.

In her own words

Why is pro bono so important?

Because legal representation in matters of safety and stability is essential to achieving actual justice. We see how representation changes outcomes for litigants every day – whether it’s a domestic violence survivor seeking and protective order or a tenant trying to defend against an eviction. And because the need for these services is greater than Legal Aid staff can address on their own.

What’s the best part of your job?

As cliche as it sounds, the people. I get to work every day with some of the most genuine and hardworking human beings on behalf of other genuine and hardworking human beings. It’s a pleasure and an honor to help bring justice to our communities alongside such dedicated advocates.

What do you do in your free time?

Spoil my three pups with treats, walks, and cuddles. Puzzles and board games with my husband. And travel as much as I possibly can with him.

At a glance

Legal Aid of North Carolina

  • Charlotte Community Engagement Manager, 2023 – Present
  • Supervising Attorney, Housing Unit, Charlotte office, 2020 – 2023
  • Staff Attorney, Housing Unit, Charlotte office, 2018 – 2020
  • Housing Fellow Attorney, Charlotte office, 2016 – 2017

Selected previous experience

  • Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic, Graduate Legal Assistant and Student Attorney
  • US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Law Clerk
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Child Protection Section Law Clerk


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Duke University, BS and AB