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Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project – UNC School of Law

The Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project is a collaboration between UNC School of Law, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the NC Cancer Hospital. Through the program, law students assist pro bono attorneys in working with patients on advance directives, financial powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney documents.

General Information

Address: 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599


Phone: 919-962-5106

Organization description: Law School Pro Bono Program

Providing legal services for: Since 2012 years

Geographic area/s served: Services are provided to patients of UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

Staff includes: Volunteer attorneys, volunteer law students

Legal Program Information

Legal services provided for: Persons with cancer/cancer survivors, family members, other caregivers

Locations where services are provided: UNC Lineberger Cancer Center

Limited to a type of cancer: No

Methods used to deliver legal services: In person meetings

Types of Services Provided

Types of legal services provided: Referrals to legal representation (private bar); referrals to pro bono legal representation; referrals to public agencies; legal information on advance care planning documents: powers of attorney and living wills.

Provides training in the following areas: A Know Your Rights Series is held for patients on issues related to employment, insurance, social security disability and financial planning.

Provides legal support in the following areas: Health insurance, disability insurance, employment, advance planning (e.g., living wills, healthcare proxies).


Organization Names funding sources include: Small grant funding provides opportunities to create materials and host trainings.