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Referral Guide to North Carolina Law School Clinics

Referral Guide to North Carolina Law School Clinics

Free legal services provided by law students under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

Campbell Law School

https://law.campbell.edu/advocate/clinical-programs/

Located in Raleigh (serves Wake County and possibly beyond)

Blanchard Community Law Clinic

  • Assists with cases including expunctions, family disputes, domestic violence protection orders, landlord/tenant issues, and others
  • Partners with non-profit agencies in the community (including Alliance Medical Ministry, StepUp Ministry, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, and Urban Ministries)
Contact person: Ashley Campbell, Director
919-865-4472
campbell@campbell.edu

Restorative Justice Clinic

  • Receives referrals from juvenile intake counselors, juvenile court, the local school system and private individuals who have been affected by crime or disruptive behavior
  • Helps resolve disputes between victims and offenders using restorative justice practices
Contact person: Jon Powell, Director
919-865-4692
jonpowell@campbell.edu

Senior Law Clinic

  • Helps seniors age 60 and above with a monthly household below $1,897 for single individuals and below $2,572 for married couples
  • Issues include powers of attorney and other advance directives issues, problems facing grandparents raising children, fraud and consumer issues, abuse, guardianship, landlord and tenant problems, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment appeals, rights in nursing homes, and simple wills for property owners
Contact person: Roger Manus, Director
919-865-4693
manusr@campbell.edu

 

Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic

  • Assists low-income individuals with filing for bankruptcy
  • Contact person:
Contact person: Ciara L. Rogers, Director
919-865-4484
crogers@campbell.edu

 

Business Law Clinic

Contact the clinic for questions or more information about the application: bizlaw@campbell.edu

 

NC Central School of Law

http://law.nccu.edu/clinics/

Located in Durham (serves Durham County and possibly beyond)

 Civil Litigation Clinic

  • Cases include landlord-tenant, police misconduct, prison conditions, government unemployment benefits, housing discrimination
  • To qualify, potential clients must meet income requirements established for Legal Aid
  • Does not take cases directly and considers referrals from our community partners who have included Legal Aid of North Carolina, North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP.
Contact person: Professor Scott Holmes
Office: 33
919-530-7463
scott.holmes@nccu.edu

 

Criminal Defense Clinic

  • Helps with misdemeanor criminal court proceedings or to provide legal advice about expungements and other criminal record relief
  • Most cases are referred from the Durham County Public Defender’s Office. Sometimes the clinic will accept someone who does not qualify for a court-appointed attorney
  • Legal advice for expungements is provided at an annual Expungement Advice Clinic each spring
      • Must complete the financial eligibility form for an appointment to receive legal advice on the date of the Expungement Advice Clinic
Contact person: Dionne R. Gonder-Stanely
Office: 48
919-530-7166
dgonder@nccu.edu

 

Family Law Clinic

  • Helps with divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and property issues
  • You can make an appointment for legal advice during clinic’s office hours in the Community Suite located on the second floor of the Durham County Courthouse
Contact person: Professor Nakia C. Davis, Esq.
Office: 44
919-530-6615
ndavis@nccu.edu

Juvenile Law Clinic

  • Helps children with long-term suspension (anything 10 days or more) appeals and helps represent students with disabilities with various issues
      • Students may attend IEP meetings, Manifestation Determination Review meetings (MDR), and Behavioral Intervention Plan meetings
Contact person: Professor Dorothy Hairston Mitchell
Office: 34
919-530-5484
dhairston@nccu.edu

 

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (“LITC”)

To apply: Visit http://law.nccu.edu/clinics/litc/ and click on the “New Client Application” button at the top of the page.
  • If you are a community partner, you can refer a taxpayer to the LITC online

 

 Duke Law

https://law.duke.edu/clinics/

Located in Durham (serves Durham County and possibly beyond)

 Civil Justice Clinic

  • Helps those in the Durham area with unsafe housing, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, incidents of domestic violence, and unemployment and food stamp benefit claims
For information about whether you meet the clinic’s acceptance criteria, contact: Clinic Director Charles Holton
(919) 613-7131
or
Supervising Attorney Jesse McCoy
(919) 613-6936

 

Children’s Law Clinic

  • Offers legal advice, advocacy, and legal representation to low-income, at-risk children in cases involving special education, school discipline, and children’s disability benefits.
Contact information: Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0360
Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262

 

First Amendment Clinic

  • Helps with free expression concerns, including defamation, content-discrimination, and reporter’s privilege.
Apply online: https://law.duke.edu/firstamendment/

 

Health Justice Clinic

  • Helps low-income people living with HIV or cancer who live in the Triangle area or come here for medical appointments.
  • Issues include:
      • Guardianship Planning for families with children.
      • Public Benefits, including Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicaid
      • Advance Directives for health care
      • Powers of attorney and wills
      • Insurance
      • Discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations
      • Breach of Confidentiality
      • Employment issues related to health
Contact information: Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0360
Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262

 

Immigration Rights Clinic

  • Provides legal services to low-income immigrants
Find more information: https://law.duke.edu/news/kate-evans-lead-new-immigration-clinic/

 

Wrongful Convictions Clinic

  • Helps North Carolina inmates convicted of felonies with innocence claims
Contact information: Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0360
Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262

 

 

UNC School of Law*

https://law.unc.edu/experiential-learning/clinics/resources/

Located in Chapel Hill (serves Orange, Wake, and Durham County, possibly others)

*Most UNC law clinics only take cases from referring organizations

 

Military and Veterans Law Clinic

  • Helps former servicemembers seeking assistance with a discharge-status upgrade
To apply: Call 919-962-2888 (Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

 

Startup NC Law Clinic

  • Help related to a business or nonprofit venture
To apply: Call 919-445-0695 to speak with someone from the Institute for Innovation (Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

 

Wake Forest Law School

https://law.wfu.edu/experiential-learning/

Located in Winston-Salem (serves Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point areas)

 

Child Advocacy Clinic

  • Issues include custody and representing children of low-income parents with public school problems
  • Custody cases are referred from the district courts of the 21st Judicial District to the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina
  • Parents may call the clinic for help with discipline and other matters in the public schools.
Contact person: Iris Sunshine, Director
336-831-1909 ext. 6
isunshine@childrenslawcenternc.org

 

Innocence and Justice Clinic

  • Helps with wrongful convictions
Contact the Clinic Office: buwaldaj@wfu.edu or
336-758-6111

 

Veterans Legal Clinic

  • Helps veterans who received a “bad paper” discharge and want a discharge upgrade
To apply: Complete the application at the top of this website: http://veteransclinic.law.wfu.edu/

 

Elon Law

https://www.elon.edu/u/law/academics/experiential/our-clinics/

Located in Greensboro (serves Guilford County and surrounding area)

 

Guardian ad Litem Appellate Advocacy Clinic

  • Helps abused and neglected children in appeals of juvenile matters
Contact information:

Elon University School of Law 111F
2005 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
336-278-9203
awoodlief@elon.edu

 

The Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic

  • Provides legal services to low-income refugees and asylum seekers in North Carolina
Contact information:

Elon University School of Law
P.O. Box 5848
Greensboro, NC 27435
Phone: (336) 279-9299
Fax: (336) 272-9667

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