Free legal help offered


First Posted: 3/5/2009

Free legal advice will be a telephone call away today thanks to a special program available to all North Carolinians.
The advice is being offered as a community service by lawyers around the state, according to information provided by Annalisa Davis, coordinator of the Surry County Senior Center on Jones School Road in Mount Airy.
Attorneys will be volunteering their time for the second annual Statewide Service Day effort, which is being made available through the North Carolina Bar Association in conjunction with its Young Lawyers Division.
It includes statewide ask-an-attorney telephone numbers by which lawyers can be contacted to answer legal questions for free.
The numbers include (888) 818-3471, for citizens in the Triad area; (800) 424-9725, for those in the Triangle area; (866) 616-4255, the Charlotte vicinity; (800) 289-0013, the Asheville area; and (866) 281-8314 from eastern North Carolina.
One of the goals of the program is encouraging more attorneys to become pro bono volunteers to aid persons in need.
More information is available from the Justice 4 All program Web site of the Bar Association at 4allnc.org.

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