Our Services

Apply to Be a Client

To apply for our services, please print out this questionnaire, and e-mailfax or mail it, or fill out an online application.   You may also call 336-758-5061 and ask us to mail you the Eligibility Questionnaire.  After we receive it, we will determine if you qualify.  (To qualify, you must have a monthly household income of $2,200 or less, if you are single, and $2,900 or less, if you are married.)  If you do qualify, we will send a letter to you telling you that your name has been added to our waiting list. *Please note – applications received from April – August will be placed on the waiting list for September.

The Elder Law Clinic cannot accept all cases.  The procedures for case selection change from time to time.  We see the majority of those on our waiting list between September 1 and May 1.  When the law students are out of school for the summer, we don’t see new clients.  However, that’s a great time to apply.

Note: We do not answer legal questions via e-mail or phone.  If you need legal help, you must start with the Eligibility Questionnaire.  If you still have questions, though, please call us.  To locate a board-certified attorney, please check with the NC State Bar and with the National Elder Law Foundation.  Also, check out our Resources, especially Local Links.

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Request a Speaker

Each year The Elder Law Clinic students speak to various community groups. The dates they are available to speak to your group are in the fall from September 1 through December 1, and in the spring from February 1 through April 15.
Regrettably, we can only do a limited number of speaking engagements outside of Forsyth County.

Topics include:

  • Powers of Attorney (health and financial)
  • Guardianship
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Consumer Issues
  • Medicaid Coverage for Nursing Home Care

If you would like a student from The Elder Law Clinic to speak to your group, please fill out this online Request for Speaker.  You may also print out the form and e-mailfax or mail it.