LEGAL AID OF NORTH CAROLINA’S NEW LEADER VISITS WESTERN N.C.

CEO Ashley Campbell to visit Asheville, Boone, Morganton and Sylva.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Legal Aid of North Carolina CEO Ashley Campbell will visit western North Carolina to connect with community leaders and deepen the organization’s relationships with its local donors, partners and stakeholders. Since her July 18 start, Campbell has met with the organization’s attorneys and staff to share her goals for strengthening the infrastructure of Legal Aid NC to better serve the 14% of all North Carolinians living in poverty. Campbell’s vision is to grow the organization’s impact, ensuring the highest quality legal work for those who are eligible for Legal Aid NC’s services.

Learn more about Ashley Campbell on the Legal Aid NC website. To learn more about her itinerary or to schedule an interview, please contact Helen Hobson or Bryan Alexander.

“I am extremely proud of the work of our western regional manager, Angeleigh Dorsey, and her talented and hardworking staff,” said Campbell. “Not only does her team ensure every eligible citizen in this vast area has access to civil legal services, but they are the heartbeat of our Senior Law Project which helps seniors across North Carolina.”

Legal Aid NC has grown to become the only organization that can remove civil legal barriers to economic opportunity for every vulnerable North Carolinian. Based on the latest U.S. Census data, 20-24% of residents in the mountains and foothills regions meet the basic eligibility and income requirements to receive help from Legal Aid NC’s attorneys and staff in the Asheville, Boone, Morganton and Sylva/Murphy offices. Legal Aid NC’s local offices provide on-the-ground support backed by an unmatched statewide network of experts and services. In the mountains and foothills regions alone, Legal Aid NC opened 3,224 unique cases in 2021.

Campbell’s western region tour schedule includes meeting with leaders in the local legal community and members of the ​​Buncombe County Bar. She will meet with Jim Barrett, the executive director of Pisgah Legal Services, and she will tour the Cherokee Justice Center. She will also meet with advocates working to prevent domestic violence and support survivors.

Campbell is looking to connect with community leaders and organizations in the western region that share her passion for representing victims of abuse, families on the brink of homelessness and others in crisis to get the justice they deserve. For 20 years, Legal Aid NC has worked to increase access to housing, education, healthcare and employment, safety from abuse and other life-changing benefits for all eligible North Carolinians. Her goal is to ensure Legal Aid NC’s future of increasing access to justice, removing barriers and upholding opportunity for families, strengthening North Carolina’s workforce and economy.

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. Learn more at legalaidnc.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Need legal help? Call 1-866-219-5262 (toll-free) or apply online at legalaidnc.org/apply.