Legal Aid

Law
8:56 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Got A Will? 'Project Will Power' Helps With Legal Papers

Marissa Meredith and Jasmine Ross are third year Law Students at NCCU, signing in seniors at 'Project Will Power' in Raleigh.
Credit Leoneda Inge

A community center near downtown Raleigh was buzzing with activity over the weekend.  It wasn’t kids playing, but instead people getting help making out their wills.

Malinda Holloway, 64, came early for her appointment at Project Will Power at Top Green Community Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

Holloway heard about the event at church and decided she wanted a will now, despite resistance from her daughter.

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The State of Things
11:46 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Access To Legal Counsel For North Carolinians

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Individuals facing criminal charges are entitled to legal representation even if they are unable to afford attorneys. But what about people facing civil issues like divorce, child custody and medical claims?

There are services that provide legal counsel, such as Legal Aid of North Carolina.  In 2010, Ashley Quiñones became a client of Legal Aid after Medicaid her denied a kidney transplant as she was experiencing renal failure.  Quiñoneschose to appeal the claim and she turned to Legal Aid for help. 

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Law
4:20 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Legal Aid Closing Offices in Rural NC

Legal Aid NC
Credit legalaidnc.org

Legal Aid of North Carolina is closing three offices due to budget cuts totaling more than $2 million. Legal Aid serves poor people who can't afford legal help with issues like mortgage assistance and domestic violence. The non-profit is facing cuts from both the federal and state government. Legal Aid of North Carolina Executive Director George Hausen says they're closing the rural offices in Henderson, Boone, and Smithfield.

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