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Legal Aid of North Carolina - Sylva Office LSC Funded

Who We Are

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.   The legal staff of Legal Aid of NC - Sylva Office provides legal assistance in civil matters to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the seven-county area surrounding Sylva, NC:    


   Cherokee County
   Clay County
   Graham County
   Haywood County
   Jackson County               
   Macon County
   Qualla Indian Boundary         
   Swain County   

The Sylva Office also serves eligible clients in the Qualla Indian Boundary, which is served through weekly office hours at the Cherokee Court house in addition to the general intake conducted at the Legal Aid office located in Sylva, NC.  The Sylva Office of Legal Aid of NC also has a satellite office located in Hayesville, NC.

Please note that Legal Aid of NC (LANC) does not provide legal assistance via E-mail. Rather, please telephone or come to the LANC office to request assistance.

Who We Serve

  • Cherokee County
  • Clay County
  • Graham County
  • Haywood County
  • Jackson County
  • Macon County
  • Swain County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / EspaƱol
Income Guidelines

There are some limited exceptions. Please call the Legal Aid of NC office in Sylva to see if you are eligible for our services.

Sometimes clients have to pay court costs such as filing fees.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: Prisoner

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
828-586-8931, 800-458-6817
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Please bring all documents related to the legal issue at hand. In addition, if you are not a U.S. citizen, please bring your green card or your work card.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid of North Carolina - Sylva Office
1286 West Main Street, P.O. Box 426 (map)
Sylva, NC 28779
Toll Free
1-800-458-6817 (toll-free; for clients only)
FAX: 828-586-4082
Last Review and Update: Jun 20, 2017

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