Below is an alphabetical list of some of the advocacy organizations, attorneys and legal organizations in NC that advocate for and/or represent students in education matters.

This list includes some organizations that advocate for or represent students from low-income families at no charge. Some of the private attorneys on this list also represent students at a reduced attorney’s fee rate based on the parent’s ability to pay legal fees. The organizations marked with an asterisk (*) employ at least one attorney and provide legal representation in education matters.

The Arc of North Carolina

353 E Six Forks Rd, #300
Raleigh, NC 27609

Advocates for students and families statewide

Autism Society of North Carolina

5121 Kingdom Way, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607

Advocates for students and families statewide.

Campbell Law School, Education Equity Clinic (*)

225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-865-4454 or 919-865-4740

Represents low-income students in education matters, with a focus on special education and school discipline

Council for Children’s Rights (*)

601 East Fifth Street, Suite #510
Charlotte, NC 28202

Represents students in Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Iredell, and Lincoln counties

Duke Children’s Law Clinic (*)

Duke Law School Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708

Represents low-income students in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Franklin, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

907 Barra Row, Suite 103
Davidson, NC 28036

Advocates for students and families statewide

Family Support Network of North Carolina

Advocates for students and families statewide.

FIRST Resource Center

6 Roberts Road, Suite 105
Asheville, NC 28803

Advocates for students and families in Buncombe, Henderson, and Haywood counties

Fogg Hatchell, PC (*)

Represents students statewide

Gahagan Paradis, PLLC (*)

3326 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 210-C
Durham, NC 27707

Represents students statewide

Hubbard Law (*)

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601

Focus is on school suspensions, criminal charges, and Title IX investigations Represents students in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties

Legal Aid of North Carolina (*)

Right to Education Project
224 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Represents low-income students statewide

Legal Services for Children of North Carolina (LSCNC) (*)

3326 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 210-C
Durham, NC 27707

Represents students statewide

Literacy Moms of NC

Message via the Literacy Moms NC Facebook Page
Ginny Sharpless (after 5pm Mon-Fri or weekends)

Advocates for students and families statewide

The Law Office of Neubia L. Harris, PLLC (*)

312 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 141
Raleigh, NC 27609

Represents students statewide

The Law Offices of Keith L. Howard, PLLC (*)

19109 West Catawba Ave., Ste. 200
Cornelius, NC 28031
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-341-3931
Local Number: 1-704-612-4151