Tag Archives: women

Lawyers Who Listen – Empathy and the Law

  Roads to Justice NC’s fundamental goal is to help women to solve problems for themselves. Most people understand that problems are multifaceted, but normally lawyers keep their solutions within a legal framework.  We are able to work from as many different angles as necessary with the benefit of understanding the legal issues. Sometimes legal […]

The Women’s Center

Today I had a fantastic meeting with the Director of Career and Legal Programs, Beth Vasquez at the Women’s Center in Chapel Hill. We talked about potential areas for collaboration, as our goals are very similar, though our approach and focus differ. One of the many things they offer is Legal Information Service, which is a […]

Poverty & Legal Issues

Legal problems don’t exist in a vacuum. Even in the most expensive lawsuits between multinational corporations over the most obscure minutiae, there is latent context that not everyone sees. There are personalities to deal with, cultural differences, competing concerns, etc. For the women we serve living in poverty, this is very true as well. There […]

Legal Education for Women

Why did we decide to limit our outreach to women? I’ve been asked this many times so I wanted to address this question directly. There is no doubt that men in rural North Carolina also require the knowledge to advocate for themselves and their families. We have never turned a man away from our services. […]