Opportunities to Volunteer
Under North Carolina law, a person who fails to pay traffic or criminal court debt is subjected to an indefinite suspension of their driver’s license, regardless of whether it is their first ticket or first time failing to resolve a ticket. The inability to pay traffic fees and court costs and the license suspension that results can have dire consequences for drivers and their families. This is particularly true for North Carolinians who are already economically vulnerable and those who live in rural areas without reliable public transportation.
The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office and the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center are co-hosting a Driver’s License Restoration Clinic to assist low-income North Carolinians with license suspensions due to an inability to pay traffic court costs and fines.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteer @ the Greensboro Driver’s License Restoration Clinic
NOTE: THE VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Location: Guilford Technical Community College, Continuing Education Center, 3505 E Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405
Who should volunteer: Attorneys, Paralegals, Notaries, and Law students
The Event: Volunteers will meet with clients who have been identified as eligible for relief on some or all of their outstanding traffic matters in Guilford County. Volunteers will interview the client, review the reason for the client’s license suspension and will also assist with petition drafting.
Volunteers do not need prior experience with this area of law. Training and malpractice insurance will be provided.