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Attorneys provide a broad range of services when representing a client. They give advice about legal rights, prepare legal documents, negotiate on behalf of clients and make court appearances. There are a growing number of local attorneys who are willing to split up these services to make them more affordable to the consumer. This allows you to hire an attorney for the sole purpose of providing one service. This practice is known as providing limited scope services. For your convenience, the SelfServe Center maintains a list of attorneys that provide limited scope services. You may obtain a list by visiting the SelfServe Center or you may use our online directory.
Lawyer Referral Services
A second resource is a Referral Service which matches people with an experienced attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina.
Mecklenburg County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service can give you the name and phone number of an attorney who deals with your specific legal matter. An LRS referral gives you an up-to-30-minute consultation with an attorney for only $50.00. ($50 fee may be waived in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, workers compensation, and social security disability.) The MCB Lawyer Referral Service is the only ABA-certified service in North Carolina.
Find more information at: http://www.meckbar.org/lawyerreferral/lawyerreferral.cfm
NC Lawyer Referral Service
North Carolina’s Lawyer Referral Service is a public service of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation. LRS provides a referral to a lawyer in your county, and may be able to provide information regarding other legal resources that may be available to you. The lawyers who accept referrals through the LRS charge a fee of no more than $50 for the initial 30-minute consultation. Fees for consultations longer than 30 minutes and fees for representation are set by each lawyer.
Find more information at: https://www.ncbar.org/public-pro-bono/lawyer-referral-service.aspx
Legal Aid of North Carolina – Charlotte
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) provides legal services to eligible clients in geographically located offices throughout North Carolina. The staff of the Charlotte office provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the area surrounding Mecklenburg County.
Find more information at: http://legalaidnc.org/public/learn/offices/charlotte/default.aspx
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina.
Find more information at: http://www.lssp.org/