About Us

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Legal Aid of North Carolina is an innovative, creative, progressive, and efficient civil legal service provider to the poor, working toward an inclusive justice system of equal access. All voices are valued, heard, and respected.

Legal Aid NC is the third largest law firm in North Carolina, serving all 100 counties with offices in 23 counties across the state.

Our Strengths

  • No other legal services organization has a statewide footprint and local offices to help every NC resident, especially those in deep poverty, obtain equal access to justice.
  • In 2021, we provided legal services to 22,609 people, benefitting 53,265 total individuals, with the legal and non-legal services they need to live safe, stable, self-sufficient, productive and meaningful lives.
  • Legal Aid NC is fiscally responsible and well-run, spending only 10% of its financial assets on administrative costs.

Our Approach

  • Legal representation in housing, family law, consumer issues, and more.
  • Community education and outreach programs to empower individuals with legal knowledge.
  • Collaboration with other organizations, to create a comprehensive network of support.

Our People

  • Our attorneys, social workers and staff are committed, mission-aligned, resourceful and talented.
  • Legal Aid NC gives the legal community opportunities to volunteer their time and connect to pro bono cases that are meaningful to them.