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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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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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24062
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Rural communities in North Carolina are in need of assistance by attorneys willing to do pro bono work. The NC Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) work together to provide a pro bono program called Lawyer on the Line (LOTL), a program where lawyers in larger communities offer phone service to individuals in the rural areas of the state.
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North Carolina State Bar Journal (NoCar KF 200 N67), Vol. 20 Issue 3, Fall 2015, p29-31, 56, il
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36226
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Standards have been adopted to assure legal counsel for all includes those classified as LEP (Limited English Proficiency). It includes services where court interpreters may be provided and tips for attorneys assisting LEP clients. To demonstrate the need for this service these statistics: cases involving domestic violence and homelessness; children and seniors eligible for legal aid but not receiving it because of this cultural barrier.
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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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36224
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Terms such as False-Self syndrome, Zealous Advocacy, Always the Helper, and Ignoring Boundaries were applied to lawyers. Being especially vulnerable to depression and suicide, attorneys were cautioned to maintain boundaries between one’s professional and personal life, being true to oneself, and not overextending oneself physically and emotionally.
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36228
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The inability to achieve work-life balance and manage stress leads to burnout. Demonstrating to attorneys the need for balance is burnout’s physical and emotional consequences. To help lawyers attain a better quality life on both sides of the bench are tips for managing stress. Also offered are ways to balance the energy expended on their personal and professional lives.
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36229
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Managing time and organizing billing methods more efficiently and effectively help to delineate between good and great paralegals. To help paralegals cross that line are suggestions of professional behaviors such as communication methods and computer programs such as Needles.
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42588
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With the third largest population of active duty members in the United States, it is critical to provide legal services to North Carolina’s active and retired servicemen and women. In addition to resources such as Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, lawyers have been encouraged to provide legal assistance in the form of pro bono service. Legal counsel, along with other types of public service work, is being provided by legal clinics at VA Medical Centers. Moreover, the authors noted organizations providing a comparable level of service and resources, such as the North Carolina Bar Association’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
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42587
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Initiated by the Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and supported by other North Carolina agencies, Safe Child Immigrant Project is committed to providing assistance to immigrant children, which the author attested the number of is growing exponentially in North Carolina. Along with initiatives such as the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Safe Child provides court defense and protection from abuse and violence. More agencies, along with in-depth information about the Equal Justice Alliance, may be found in Farthing’s article.
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42590
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To better serve the legal needs of low-income individuals in rural communities, the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina initiated the Lawyers on the Line program. Testifying the need of this service are experiences from legal counsel who have provided pro bono and what’s referred to as “low bono” services through this program and clients who have benefitted from their legal representation.
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