Lawyers are only human. This means that you don’t need to be intimidated by your lawyer or someone else’s. It also means that your lawyer won’t be perfect. Rules of conduct Every lawyer is required to follow professional rules of conduct. This includes things like this: They must be competent (able to do a good...
Anyone involved in the justice system knows that having a record can make life very hard. The stigma surrounding the justice system makes it hard to access jobs, safe housing, education, health, and other opportunities. If you are a person experiencing this, check out the NC Second Chance Alliance website for helpful resources. In North Carolina...
Enslaved people didn’t learn of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation until June of 1865, a full 2.5 years after its effective date of January 1, 1863. There are many explanations for this delay but they all boil down to one thing: holding power over people by limiting their access to information. Juneteenth celebrates the news reaching...
As an attorney, I know that the legal profession can be tough. I can only imagine what the experience must be like for the paralegals and other staff who work in the legal environment.
Rachel Healy and Liza Hoos are co-owners of Open Eye Creative, a multimedia production firm in Durham, N.C. that is helping to build our video curriculum for self-advocacy. We asked them to share their thoughts about the project.
Can you remember a time when someone close to you advocated? What does that memory mean to you today?
This weekend, my daughter and I saw the Raleigh Little Theatre’s exuberant production of “Grace for President.” Afterward, actor TaMya Bland interviewed Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes about her leadership.
I had the opportunity recently to thank a key ally in North Carolina’s recovery movement: North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.
When I think of my work, I often think of Frida Kahlo. For me, her art inspires self-advocacy. Here are three reasons you may also feel inspired.
Gabbie Tardive leads the design team that is creating the online SAY IT Program. We chose Gabbie as our first Community Connections spotlight because she is literally connecting the program to its participants.