Free Legal Assistance: Helping Those in Need

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Duke Energy’s 70 attorneys, along with 70 paralegals and other legal support staff, provide a wide range of free legal assistance to those in need.

It’s part of the company’s strong commitment to serving individuals, families and communities beyond just providing electricity and natural gas.

  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic – In Indianapolis, company attorneys and legal support staff partner with a nonprofit group to provide free legal assistance to low-income households, including immigrant families.
  • Alexander Youth Network – In Charlotte, attorneys and support staff in recent years have provided free legal services to Alexander Youth Network, a nonprofit organization that treats children who have serious emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Legal Aid Organizations – In St. Petersburg and Tallahassee, Fla., attorneys and support staff partner with nonprofit legal aid organizations to provide free legal assistance to low-income clients on matters ranging from family law to domestic violence to bankruptcy and foreclosure.
  • Wills for Seniors – In Raleigh, N.C., attorneys and support staff partner with a church and a law firm to prepare wills and other documents, including health care powers of attorney and durable powers of attorney, for senior citizens.
  • Small Business Assistance – In Cincinnati, attorneys and support staff partner with the University of Cincinnati’s law school to provide free legal services to small businesses.
  • Criminal Record Expunction – In Charlotte, N.C., attorneys and support staff partner with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and a law firm to provide free criminal record expunction petitions for eligible individuals who face difficulty getting jobs or housing due to an arrest on their record from years ago.