Resources for Legal Assistance


Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court
The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Telephone:(336) 412-7300


Guilford County District Attorney’s Office – Prosecution District 18 Doug Henderson, District Attorney
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The primary responsibility of the district attorney, with his or her assistants, is to prosecute all criminal cases filed in the Superior and District Courts. District attorneys also advise local law enforcement and prepare the criminal trial docket. Each district has at least four full-time assistant district attorneys. The district attorney and the assistant district attorneys are paid by the state and are not allowed to have their own private practice of law.


Greensboro Office
P.O. Box 10769
Greensboro, NC 27404
Phone: 336-412-7600
Fax: 336-412-7601


High Point Office
P.O. Box 2434
High Point, NC 27261
Phone: 336-801-5300
Fax: 336-889-2870

Legal Aid of North Carolina – Greensboro Office
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The staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Greensboro Office provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) to eligible, low-income clients who have problems with their basic needs and live in the six-county area surrounding Greensboro, NC: Davidson County, Guilford County, Montgomery County, Randolph County, Rockingham County or Rowan County.

122 North Elm Street, Suite 700
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 272-0148
Fax: (336) 333-9825
Toll-Free: 1-866-219-5262

North Carolina General Assembly
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The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of North Carolina, also known as the General Statutes. The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the North Carolina House of Representatives (formerly the North Carolina House of Commons until 1868) and the North Carolina Senate. The House has 120 members, while the Senate has 50.[1] There are no term limits for either chamber.

Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms. Starting with the 2002 election, each legislator represents a single-member House or Senatorial district; prior to 2002, some districts elected multiple legislators. The General Assembly meets in the state capital of Raleigh (except for special occasions, when legislators might decide to hold a ceremonial session in some other city). It met in the Capitol building until 1963, when the legislature relocated to the new North Carolina State Legislative Building

Legislative Building
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-7928

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