Proud. Legal Aid does incredibly important work, and it takes creativity and skill to do this job well because we see a lot of diversity in the legal issues that our clients come to us with. A lot of new attorneys ultimately decide that they cannot stay at LANC longterm because of the pay to student debt ratio, but when people talk about their experiences at LANC- whatever else they might have to say- they almost always point out that the organization does important work and that they enjoyed getting to be part of that.
Better compensation. A lot of people (who are good attorneys and non-advocate staff) leave because of the pay, which is hard on the organization. That said, the low pay really isn't a Legal Aid of North Carolina issue- it's a funders' issue, which is reflected in the fact that Legal Aids across the country pay the same amount (or close to it). If you could be well-compensated and make money serving poor people then poverty might not exist anymore- but the market doesn't value helping poor people much and it's hard to convince funders to give you money to start paying people $50k, $60k, etc. per year when that's just not the norm for this type of work nationwide.
Very basic, seemed to be easier for my friend because his mom works there