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A Pro Bono Practitioner's Guide to Landlord-Tenant Law

10:55       Welcome and Introductions

11:00       A Pro Bono Practitioner's Guide to Landlord-Tenant Law

James Fulbright, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Raleigh
Jesse H. McCoy II, Duke University School of Law, Durham

In North Carolina, an estimated 485,000 adults in rental housing reported that they are not caught up on rent and nearly three million adults reported difficulty in covering usual household expenses. When existing federal and state eviction moratoriums expire, a massive wave of evictions is expected. During this program, attendees receive a primer on landlord-tenant law, small claims court procedure and the Legal Aid Small Claims Eviction Project with the hope that attendees will assist with advising and/or representing clients facing eviction.

1:00        Adjourn

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  • Alison Y. Ashe-Card

    Alison Y. Ashe-Card serves as the Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of Career and Professional Development at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem. In this role, she leads the development and implementation of the office's educational programs as well as developing and guiding schoolwide diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining the staff at the law school in 2013, Alison's practice focused on high profile product liability cases in federal and state courts nation-wide. She began her career in legal services in Chicago, where she practiced for five years before relocating to North Carolina.

    Alison currently serves as the 2020-2021 Chair for NALP's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section, and she was previously selected to serve on several NALP Work Groups and to speak on panels at NALP Annual Educational Conferences. Alison has also authored several articles for the NALP Bulletin.

    Alison is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association and she serves on the Minorities in the Profession and Pro Bono Committees. She also devotes countless hours every year to community and pro bono service. Alison received her B.A. degree in Political Science, magna cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. degree from American University – Washington College of Law.

  • James Fulbright

    James Fulbright is a Raleigh native and graduate of Athens Drive High School and Appalachian State University and has been working at Legal Aid as a member of the volunteer recruitment team since January 2020. He is driven by a passion for assisting vulnerable people who are being taken advantage of in a world that would seek to take advantage of the vulnerable.

    In his spare time, he is either riding his mountain bike, fixing his mountain bike, or cooking dinner for his exhausted social worker partner, Megan.

  • Jesse Hamilton McCoy II

    Jesse Hamilton McCoy II is the Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney for the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic. In that capacity he teaches a seminar course, mentors students in developing and improving basic civil litigation skills, and oversees their handling of cases for indigent clients who are often unable to obtain adequate representation in the traditional civil justice system through the clinic's partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC).

    A Durham native, McCoy operated a boutique solo practice in Raleigh for four years before becoming a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina in the agency's Winston-Salem and Durham offices. He has litigated cases in a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense, personal injury, public housing evictions and voucher terminations, landlord-tenant matters, and foreclosure defense. McCoy has also served as an advocate for victims of domestic violence in Wake, Durham, Granville, Vance, and Forsyth Counties, and has taught at both the North Carolina Central University and Wake Forest University Schools of Law.

    McCoy, who joined the Duke Law faculty full-time in 2017, received his B.A. degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2005 and his J.D. degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2008.

March 16, 2021
Tue 10:55 AM EDT

Duration 2H 5M

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