Partnering with Legal Aid of NC, Duke Law students assist individuals in need of legal assistance. Through Lawyer-on-the-Line, Duke Law students work under the supervision of a licensed attorney to handle issues regarding bankruptcy, consumer, and landlord/tenant.

Project Frequency

One Time Event

Project Time Commitment

Time commitment is flexible and can vary depending on how many cases you are able to handle. Attorneys typically handle 2-5 cases, with each case taking around one hour a week and lasting for 3-4 weeks.

Project Location

Remote Electronic (service completed by phone or internet)

Area of Law

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer
  • Housing

Geographic Areas

  • Statewide

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Retired Attorney

Population Served

  • General Low Income

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Management and Mentorship
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project