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2195
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The North Carolina Resource Center, funded by state and federal monies, assists lawyers defending indigent clients in capital cases. Detractors in the General Assembly, unhappy with some aspects of the center, are seeking to eliminate funding.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 10, Mar 1995, p10-13, il Periodical Website
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18657
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The article offers an overview of free legal services to poor citizens of the state involved in civil cases. Funding comes from the federal government, atypical from local sources, and an individual is eligible if his income is no more than 125 percent above the federally defined poverty threshold. Within the state such matters are dealt with by the North Carolina Legal Services agency.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 49 Issue 1, Summer 1983, p14-18
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36551
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At this nonprofit organization, those otherwise classified as living on the fringes of society can find themselves treated as part of the community. Services offered by BeLoved to help generate this perception include assistance with completing job applications; transitional housing for vulnerable populations; food access; children’s enrichment programs; supporting the Rise Up Studio artists collective; and collaborating in homeless rights projects and campaigns.
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36225
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Being a public servant entails assuring all segments of the population are able to obtain justice. Assuring lawyers live up to this ethical and professional standard is two requirements. One, attorneys engage in pro bono work. Two, attorneys donate to organizations that help individuals of limited means pay for legal services.
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36227
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As public servants, attorneys are called to help all attain a better quality life. Barriers that lawyers can assist with overcoming are predatory lending, fraud, and consumer rights’ violation. Attesting the severity of and need to overcome these barriers are three attorneys’ success stories.
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36477
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Illustrating the research-based positive emotional and psychological impact of pet ownership is pet therapy. Involving trained animals contributing to stress reduction in humans, pet therapy takes place in in facilities such as hospitals, correctional institutions, and homeless shelters. Examples of facilities offering pet therapy mentioned are Reuter Children’s Outpatient Hospital and UNC Asheville’s Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health Program (PEPAH).