Volunteer Resource Materials
- Volunteer Training Guide: for a program overview and learn how to navigate the site.
- Resource Manual for Pro Bono Volunteers: Legal information on Benefits, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, NC Expunctions, Probate and Estates Law and Tax Law.
- NC Divorce Packet: This packet provides information, steps, and forms for getting an absolute divorce.
- Child Custody Calculator
- Pro Se Info by County
Active-Duty Military/Veterans Legal Assistance
ABA Home Front
ABA Home Front provides legal information, resources, and a directory of legal programs for veterans, service members, and military families. Programs listed include military legal assistance offices, legal aid and pro bono organizations, lawyer referral and information services, and military-specific programs where available.
ABA Military Pro Bono Project
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys. The Project is also the platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys and other pro bono attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney guidance.
How do I answer a question?
Click on the Home Page, browse the available questions in the queue, click a question, then choose to answer now, answer later (within 3 days), or send it back to the queue!
Can I filter questions by legal category?
Yes! You can sort and filter questions in the queue by the 18 available categories: Family/Divorce/Custody, Housing, Debts & Purchases, Work, Workers Compensation, Wills/Inheritance, Benefits, Health Care, Medicaid/Medicare/Affordable Care Act, Natural Disaster, Personal Injury, Expungement, Special Education, School Discipline, Immigration, Civil/Constitutional Rights, Emancipation & Delinquency, Military/Veteran.
Why subscribe to a legal category?
You may wonder why anyone would want to subscribe to a legal category and receive an email every time a question in that category is asked. Well, aside from the popular legal categories that continuously have an influx of available questions (like Family, Housing, Debts & Purchases, Work, Workers Compensation), the rest of the categories may only have a few questions trickle in each month. FLA volunteers that are interested in a a legal category where questions are generally not common, have found that subscribing to the category helps them know when to sign in to find a question that fits their pro bono interest.
What type of questions can I expect?
This is what a typical question on Free Legal Answers would look like:
DEBTS & PURCHASES CATEGORY, Subject: Hospital bills
"I asked the hospital if I could do a payment plan before I gave my credit card and they said okay, but they maxed out my credit card by charging the full amount and now I’m getting a ton of interest charges. What can I do to prove I never agreed to this and they owe me that money back."
What is included in the email volunteers receive?
The NC Free Legal Answers administrator will send a monthly email that will feature a preview of the queue, all-star volunteers, helpful tips and more.
For pro bono training opportunities and informative resource materials, visit the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center.
Contact the N.C. Free Legal Answers Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org