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How can I talk to a lawyer?
On Friday, March 7, 2014, you will have a chance to talk, by phone, to a North Carolina lawyer about your legal issue at no charge to you. The call in number will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The phone numbers will be posted at the end of February.
Prior to Friday, March 7, 2014: If your issue is urgent and needs attention immediately, please don't wait. Contact a local legal services provider (you must meet their eligibility requirements) or the NC Lawyer Referral Service by clicking here.
Where are the Call Centers?
Although lawyers will be handling calls at call centers across the state, the lawyers are not available to meet in person with members of the public. Lawyers will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. that day.
When I talk to a lawyer, what can I expect?
You can expect to be greeted by a member of our profession who is interested in talking with you. In order to make the most of your time with the lawyer, we have four tips for you to consider:
- Have any legal documents or paperwork by your side when you call. This will help you when describing your situation to the lawyer.
- Jot down some questions or notes about your situation that you do not want to forget to mention to the lawyer.
- Be prepared to summarize your issue when explaining it to the lawyer.
- Have paper and pen or pencil to jot down any notes or information.
If I call back, will I get the same lawyer?
Probably not. Lawyers at the call centers will answer calls in the order they are received.
Will the lawyer at the Call Center take my case?
No. These lawyers will not represent you in your situation. They may provide general legal information in response to your question. This call session does not create an attorney-client relationship. The attorney will not take any action regarding your situation or begin working on your situation.
What if I want to hire a lawyer?
If you want to hire a lawyer, try the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service. With one phone call or a click of the mouse, we will help you locate an attorney. Click here for more information.
What if I cannot afford to hire a lawyer?
You may qualify for free civil legal services through a free legal services provider. To locate a legal service provider near you, click here. You will have to meet certain eligibility criteria.
What if I live in North Carolina and need an attorney in another state?
If you have a legal issue that requires an attorney licensed in another state, there is a website that may be able to help you locate one. Click here to go to that website.
How can I get more information?
There is a variety of information online: Law Help NC, North Carolina General Statutes and North Carolina Courts information.