In the Uncertain Times of COVID-19, the Bar can Provide a Source of Refuge for those with Questions – Volunteer Opportunities

By Brett M. Becker

During these uncertain times and the impacts of COVID-19, many people are left with questions and a lack of resources to find answers. The Construction Law Section has an opportunity to provide its knowledge and be a source for those with these needs.

The North Carolina Bar Foundation now has three COVID-19 Virtual Legal Hotlines scheduled, and we have been invited to participate in any or all of them:

COVID-19 Legal Hotlines:

Register here to volunteer for the May 21 Western N.C. event

Register here to volunteer for the May 29 Triangle Area event

Register here to volunteer for the June 12 Triad event

Attorney volunteers are needed to serve in 2-hour shifts to take calls from the public and answer questions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will take calls remotely, through a downloaded app on computer or mobile device. Incoming COVID-19 Legal Hotline calls will be screened by intake staff and directed through the app to volunteer attorneys for legal information and counsel within their areas of practice (please specify your practice area of Construction and any other areas in your registration). Informational materials and a legal resource directory will be provided. Volunteers may register for multiple events/dates or shifts.