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23085
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The NC Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF) aids lawyers with student loan repayment, the first non-profit organization in the nation to do so. Founded in 1989, the program helps students who desire to work in the public interest field, but cannot afford to pay back their loans due to low salaries. Many organizations, such as NC IOLTA, the NC Bar Association, the NC State Bar, and the NC Equal Access to Justice Foundation, have donated money to ensure NC LEAF continues to offer this assistance.
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23083
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1.6 million of 9.5 million North Carolinians have criminal records, and often, a decades-old act or an arrest without conviction can keep an individual from entering their career field. Over 100 lawyers in North Carolina along with paralegals and other staff have taken up pro bono work to help these individuals receive expunctions and enter the job market with a clean slate.
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42594
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Addressing the foreclosure crisis entailed understanding its causes and the effects on individuals who purchased homes through the subprime mortgage program. How this aspect of the Great Recession affected North Carolina was viewed through the author’s discussion of Legal Aid Collaborative, a coalition of legal services. Through programs such as Home Defense Project, this coalition members were able to prevent many foreclosures across the state. Through the efforts of such services, monetary settlements were also reached with banks whose mortgage practices had contributed to the foreclosure crisis nationwide.