General: For Private Attorneys

North Carolina Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1(800) 662-7407 in state or locally at 677-8574 – in the Raleigh area and from out of state.
A program of the NC Bar Association Foundation, this free service operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Specialists screen calls and then they make a referral to a local attorney.
This web-based referral service allows clients to search for attorneys by location of practice and specialty. It also has a rating system.

Legal Aid Programs in North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina
Legal Aid of NC is committed to equal justice for all people. They help children, families, individuals and migrant workers solve problems that affect their basic needs, such as housing, safety from domestic violence or abuse, health care (Medicare or Medicaid), subsistence income (SSI or SSDI), environmental safety and consumer loan problems.
Call at 1(877) 439-3480.
The North Carolina State Bar provides legal help through a project called They do not provide private attorney referrals.

Conflict Resolution

University Ombuds Office
The University Ombuds Office is available to all Carolina faculty, staff, administrators and students.