John Noor Leads Effort to Create COVID-19 Legal Hotline for WNC
North Carolinians are facing unanticipated legal needs and questions as they adjust to the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help people navigate these uncertain times, the North Carolina Bar Foundation has partnered with NC legal services organizations across the state to launch a series of COVID-19 (Virtual) Legal Hotlines. Hotline volunteers share legal guidance, information and resources in response to questions from callers about small business concerns, employment, consumer protection, family law, housing, employment, benefits and other legal issues.
Successful COVID-19 Legal Hotlines have taken place in Western North Carolina and the Triangle, and a COVID-19 (Virtual) Legal Hotline will serve the Triad on June 12. To date, 2,750 North Carolinians have been helped through the COVID-19 (Virtual) Legal Hotlines. John Noor, attorney with Roberts & Stevens, led the effort to create the Western North Carolina COVID-19 Legal Hotline.
“When a crisis strikes and we know communities all around us are facing unprecedented challenges, the first thing we often think is “How can I help?” The COVID-19 Legal Hotlines are providing an immediate service to those in need and serving in ways only attorneys can. I am proud the first of these programs was in Western North Carolina and am honored to be associated with the North Carolina Bar Foundation and their commitment to mobilize the legal profession to serve the people of our state.“ – John D. Noor, Roberts & Stevens – Asheville
Last year, 11,362 North Carolinians received assistance from the Foundation’s pro bono and public service programs. For more information or to donate to the Foundation’s Annual Fund, visit the North Carolina Bar Foundation.