North Carolina volunteer lawyers offer free legal information March 3

Volunteer attorneys will staff call centers across the state this Friday.

The volunteer lawyers will staff centers in Asheville (WLOS News 13), Charlotte (WBTV), Fayetteville (Hutchens Law Firm), Greensboro (United Way of Greater Greensboro), Greenville (WNCT-CBS), Raleigh (WRAL-TV) and Wilmington (WECT TV6).

The statewide service project coincides with the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4ALL campaign to provide civil legal aid to those who otherwise would not have access to a lawyer.

The event was first held in 2008 during the term of NCBA President Janet Ward Black of Greensboro and has since taken on a life of its own and hundreds of volunteers gather annually to provide free legal information to thousands of North Carolinians.

The 2017 4ALL Statewide Service Day is being led by Ashley Bennington of Greensboro and Angie Dorsey of Asheville.

Phone numbers for each call center will be promoted throughout the day by the TV stations hosting call centers. In instances where stations are not hosting, WRAL-TV will display the Fayetteville phone number and WFMY News 2 will advertise the Greensboro phone number.

Note that the phone numbers should only be accessed only during the prescribed hours of the event, and that the statewide service day is a telephone-only program.

The 4ALL Statewide Service Day is presented by the NCBA as a public service to the citizens of North Carolina, and no attorney-client or business relationships may be established through this program.