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20335
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In North Carolina, 1.6 million people have criminal records, and 92 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks, leading to a 50 percent chance a person with a criminal record will not receive a chance at a job interview. These numbers are exacerbated by the fact that North Carolina is one of two states that charge 16 and 17 year olds as adults. But attorneys for Legal Aid of North Carolina are helping those overshadowed by their youth records, expunge their misdemeanor offenses, allowing them to get jobs and lease apartments.
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23088
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A recent study evaluated the value of advocacy, which brings direct benefits to the state to stimulate the economy and result in indirect economic impacts. Research shows that civil legal service providers save the state money and incite local economic growth.
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24061
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Over the past few years, North Carolina's legal community has taken strides to better serve the legal needs of the state's active-duty military and veterans. Committees and organizations like the State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP), the NC Veterans Pro Bono Network, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, among others are discussed in this article.
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24056
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A recent publication from the UNC School of Government entitled, Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, is a manual designed to help defense attorneys, judges, and prosecutors identify meritorious claims of racial bias. The manual includes information, techniques, and resources for distinguishing such claims.
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24060
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In 2014, nearly 52,000 Central American children arrived in the U.S., 2,000 of which made their way to North Carolina. The Charlotte-area nonprofit, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP), helps these children in legal cases through their program called the Immigration Assistance Project (IAP).
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North Carolina State Bar Journal (NoCar KF 200 N67), Vol. 20 Issue 3, Fall 2015, p14-16, il, por
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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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