NC Free Legal Answers is a web-based pro bono program that expands public access to legal advice and information about non-criminal matters for low-income people. It allows financially eligible users to post civil legal questions for volunteer attorneys to answer free of charge. North Carolina become a participant in the ABA Free Legal Answers™ project in 2017.

NC Free Legal Answers is a time-limited, limited service representation pro bono program. Questions generally take volunteer attorneys 5-7 minutes to respond to. Sort and filter features make it easy for you to find questions that align with your practice and interests.

Volunteer Attorneys can answer civil legal questions relating to 20+ legal categories on NC Free Legal Answers: Family/Divorce/Custody, Housing, Debts & Purchases, Work (Employment), 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 and Hurricane Florence Issues.

Click on the ‘Volunteer Now’ button above to register as a volunteer attorney and start browsing the queue of questions. You may answer whatever and whenever you like. You have the option to set up an alert to be notified when questions come into the queue that are related to your selected areas of interest or practice. Your response is anonymous, confidential, and private (see Attorney Agreement, Attorney FAQ’s, Resources).

Learn more about how the program works and how your firm can host an NC Free Legal Answers Empower Hour right in your office!