North Carolina Bar Association

NC LEAP. If you would like to apply for services from the NC LEAP program, please select “Client application” from the menu on the right. Founded in 2007 as a project of the NCBA’s Business Law Section, NC LEAP is the only program of its kind in the United States that serves clients statewide. Since it began providing services to low-wealth entrepreneurs, NC LEAP has assisted more than 3,000 small business owners through education and legal representation. In collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NC LEAP has expanded its scope of services to include a regional Inventor Assistance Program designed to help qualified inventors and small businesses in North Carolina gain pro bono access to the services of registered patent professionals. Support NC LEAP NC LEAP is funded through individual, law firm, corporate and grant-based support. Volunteer Opportunities Thank you for becoming a NC LEAP volunteer. For a listing of volunteer opportunities, please click on the appropriate link.

Family Court

When first established in 1999, family courts followed many recommendations from the 1996 Report, Without Favor, Denial or Delay , in order to create a “Forum that resolves family related issues in a manner that respects the rights of each individual family member, promotes the best interest of the family and helps families structure their own solutions.” Since that time, family courts have become essential to the way district courts resolve domestic and juvenile legal issues. In collaboration with the court community, family court judges and family court staff endeavor to efficiently process each case toward resolution by applying best practices in case management principles, such as assignment of one judge to one family for all issues before the court, continuous calendaring and limiting continuances. As a result, family courts are able to offer families more timely, consistent and thoughtful outcomes to their legal issues. If you have a case, please contact your County Family Court.

Lawyers Building Rentals

Downtown Fayetteville, the self-declared “World’s First Sanctuary for Soldiers and Their Families,” lies 20 minutes from the Fort Bragg U.S. Army base. Fayetteville’s friendly citizens take pride in their city, which has won the National Civic League’s All-American City Award and secured grants for a revitalization program. While many residents work for the military, a large number work in healthcare and retail. Historic cobblestone Hay Street, which cuts through the city center, hosts a farmers’ market, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Visit the popular Huske Hardware House for refreshing craft beers and filling pub grub, such as bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie. Work off the calories on one of the city’s fairways, or follow the four-mile Cape Fear river trail. Accommodations range from small- to medium-sized apartments located near the city center to traditional family townhouses. Popular nearby neighborhoods include Stedman to the east and Hope Mills to the south.

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