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Online North Carolina Legal Forms for Self-Represented Persons

Resources for Legal Assistance in North Carolina

Assistance for People Representing Themselves is a joint project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance, the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and The website offers free assistance to those who cannot afford to hire a private attorney, including forms and instructions on how to fill them out. Many topics also have video tutorials. The service covers such legal issues as divorce, child custody and child support, housing, criminal law, disability, immigration, bankruptcy, wills and government benefits. There is also a page of links to the most commonly used official court forms.

Legal Aid of North Carolina - Free Clinics

Legal Aid of North Carolina offers a series of free clinics to help participants handle five kinds of legal issues without a lawyer. The clinics are presented monthly or quarterly at a variety of locations around North Carolina. Participants will receive the necessary legal forms and guidance in filing them, although specific legal advice for individual cases is not provided.  Clinics are free and anyone can attend, but participants need to register in advance to reserve a spot. Click on the subject area below to register for a clinic.

Child Custody and Visitation

Criminal Record Expunction

Education Rights

Employment Rights

Healthcare Power of Attorney & Living Wills

Simple Divorce

Social Security Disability

Tenant Rights

Specific Legal Issues

Divorce, Separation, Annulment sponsors this website of materials to assist those seeking information on divorce and separation. Included is a Divorce Packet with forms for some divorces.


The federal courts which oversee bankruptcy proceedings have put together this website about filing for bankruptcy. In addition to the forms, there is information about the various types of bankruptcy and a page on filing without a lawyer .

To Contact the Court

To contact a state court in North Carolina, select your county from this map and go to the “Court Telephone Directory” for numbers of the Clerk of Court and other officials.

Finding a Lawyer

North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service

NC Lawyer Referral Service is a nonprofit public service sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation to assist citizens in need of legal assistance.

For information about the service, there's a Frequently Asked Questions page.

To use the Service online, use the request form.

To reach the Service by telephone (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.), choose one of the following numbers:

In state: 1-800-662-7660

Out of state: 919-677-8574

Raleigh area: 919-677-8574

American Bar Association Referral Directory

For lawyer referrals in other states, the ABA Lawyer Referral Directory is a collection of links to state and local lawyer referral services.

ABA Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help: Learn More/ FAQs

The ABA is an information page with sections devoted to issues like Hiring a Lawyer and Finding Free Help.

Search for a lawyer by name, location, or area of practice at