The UNC Law Cancer Pro Bono Project provides legal assistance to cancer patients at UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program serves oncology patients and their family members with information and assistance about financial and health care powers of attorney and advance directives ("living wills"). Legal Aid of North Carolina's Medical Legal Partnership Program partners with UNC School of Law to administer and supervise this project. Attorneys supervise students at clinics held one Friday per month at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, located in Chapel Hill.

Project Frequency


Project Time Commitment

Each clinic runs for 4 hours.

Project Location


Area of Law

  • Advance Directives (Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • etc.)

Geographic Areas

  • Orange

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Retired Attorney

Population Served

  • Seniors

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Client Intake and Interviewing
  • Document Drafting (Contracts
  • Advance Directives
  • Petitions
  • etc.)
  • 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