Legal Aid Seeking Million In Fund-raising Campaign

A nonprofit law firm hopes to raise a million dollars from companies and large law firms.

Organizers hope the three-year fund-raising campaign will help Legal Aid North Carolina help clients who need assistance.

Less than half of the organization's funding comes from the federal government. Legal Aid also relies on state and local governments and interest earned on trust accounts.

The organization says it isn't enough to provide the necessary resources for poor clients, who include abuse victims who don't know how to fill out paper work for protective orders.

Legal Aid has 120 lawyers working out of two dozen offices statewide. Last year, they took on civil cases for 25,000 people living at or below the federal poverty level.