The North Carolina Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that a Triangle Area North Carolina COVID-19 Legal Hotline will take place on Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation and Legal Aid of North Carolina in partnership with WRAL-TV.

The Triangle Area North Carolina COVID-19 Legal Hotline number is 919-891-9779.

Volunteer attorneys will provide free information and resources about issues related to housing, bills or debt, unemployment benefits, health insurance, personal safety, stimulus checks, and other matters affecting the health, well-being and financial security of households in the extended Triangle region. Questions from small business owners and nonprofit leaders facing challenges due to COVID-19 will also be accepted.

Volunteer attorneys will provide brief legal help to callers regarding questions based on North Carolina or federal law, and will refer them other resources, if needed.

Attorney volunteers are needed to serve 2-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 29. Volunteers will take calls remotely, through a downloaded app on computer or mobile device.

Click here to volunteer for the Triangle Area North Carolina COVID-19 Legal Hotline. If you are willing to volunteer for multiple shifts, please complete the registration process for each shift.

Incoming COVID-19 Legal Hotline calls will be screened by intake staff and directed through the app to volunteer attorneys for legal information and counsel within their areas of practice (please specify your practice area(s) in your registration). Informational materials and a legal resource directory will be provided.

The North Carolina Bar Foundation is also participating in a WNC COVID Legal Hotline on Thursday, May 21, geared toward residents of Western North Carolina affected by the pandemic. The Buncombe County Bar, Pisgah Legal Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the North Carolina Bar Foundation are sponsoring event.

Click here for more information and click here to volunteer for the WNC COVID Legal Hotline.