Poverty is a significant problem in North Carolina. Legal Services providers provide attorneys for people who live in poverty up to certain federal income guidelines. Conservatively speaking, more than 3.2 million people in North Carolina qualify for legal services help, reflecting approximately 34% of the population. However, legal services providers have fewer than approximately 200 lawyers in the state. Thousands of eligible clients with meritorious claims must be turned away simply because there is insufficient staff to help. Most of the North Carolina legal community and public are unaware of the lack of attorneys to serve this population. The "4ALL" campaign seeks to educate North Carolinians lawyers about poverty in North Carolina and the inability of legal services providers to meet that need at current staffing levels.
To learn more about access to justice in North Carolina, visit http://www.ncequalaccesstojustice.com
To learn more about Legal Aid of North Carolina, visit http://www.legalaidnc.org/.
To learn more about Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, visit http://www.lssp.org.
To learn more about Pisgah Legal Services, visit http://www.pisgahlegal.org