Paralegal Call to Action: Volunteer With Disaster Legal Services or FEMA Recovery Centers, and Clothing Drive Continues

The North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division is participating in various ways to help the victims of Hurricane Florence.  In addition to the Professional Clothing Drive, the Division is excited to announce two additional volunteer opportunities.

Division members are invited to participate in the North Carolina Disaster Legal Services hotline as phone intake volunteers and/or to help with the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, providing information, resources and referrals only (volunteers do not provide legal advice or counsel). This is a fantastic opportunity for paralegals. Links with more information and to sign-up are below:

  • Disaster Legal Services Hotline, phone intake: Volunteer HERE
  • FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, information and resource tables: Volunteer HERE

The Division is also continuing its professional clothing drive. The drive’s goal is to assist paralegals, legal assistants, legal support staff, court staff and attorneys get back on their feet as they return to work, hopefully to provide at least one outfit to replace attire lost due to hurricane damage or flooding. The Division will be accepting donations of clean, gently worn or new items, including:

  • Suits
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Skirts
  • Shoes
  • Briefcase / Workbags

Donations will be accepted through Oct. 12, 2018 at the following drop-off locations:

Triangle Area

NC Bar Center | 8000 Weston Parkway | Cary, NC 27513

Williams Mullen (PNC Plaza) | 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1700 | Raleigh, NC 27601

Anderson Jones | 421 N. Blount Street | Raleigh, NC 27601

McAngus Goudelock & Courie | 5400 Glenwood Ave Suite 100 | Raleigh, NC 27612

Triad Area

Waldrep Law | 101 S. Stratford Road, Suite 210 | Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Greensboro Office of the City Attorney | Melvin Municipal Office Building, 2nd Floor | Greensboro, NC

Davidson County Govt – County Manager’s Office | 913 N. Greensboro Street, Suite 404 | Lexington, NC

Donations will be accepted through October 19, 2018 at the following drop-off locations:

Carteret County

Cummings & Kennedy Law | 613 Cedar St, Suite A | Beaufort, NC 28516

New Hanover County

McAngus Goudelock & Courie | 1001 Military Cutoff Rd, Suite 310 | Wilmington, NC 28405

To inquire about additional drop-off options, to volunteer, or to let us know who is in need, please contact Division Chair Leslie Pegram at lesliepegramnccp@gmail.com.

Thank you to everyone who has made donations from across North Carolina and outside the state, as well as to the many offices serving as collection sites!