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The number of families Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy serves each year through individual representation in the Charlotte area.

300,000 +

The number of Mecklenburg County residents who are eligible for our services and in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private lawyers.


The number of adults and children we who received free legal screenings in the Charlotte Immigration Court last year, helping them prepare for court proceedings when they cannot find or afford representation.


The amount of money Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy receives from the Legal Services Corporation. We gave up this funding to continue our committed advocacy work and service to vulnerable populations.

$9.4 m

The amount of financial benefits earned on behalf of clients through our assistance last year.


The amount of money that goes back into North Carolina’s economy for every dollar invested in legal aid providers like Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.



Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy protects the fundamental rights of all people, using litigation and advocacy to enact policy changes at the state and national level to improve outcomes and ensure fairness under the law.

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What Is Included in Every Healthcare.gov Plan?

All Healthcare.gov plans are required to cover preventive health services 100%. Additionally, these plans are required to include 10 types of health services—called Essential Health Benefits. Keep reading to learn more about these services below. If you need health insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov, a Special Open Enrollment Period is now open through Aug. 15, 2021….

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Launches Medicaid Storytelling

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is partnering with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) for a Medicaid storytelling project to learn how Medicaid has impacted North Carolinians. We encourage anyone to share their experience with Medicaid, whether it is good or bad, and how having or not having Medicaid has made a difference. Those interested in participating…

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The 2021 Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Pro Bono Award: Elizabeth Murphy

If you looked at Elizabeth Murphy’s resume, you would learn she is a partner at Alston & Bird where she serves as Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Lending and Servicing Team. What you would not see is that she has represented fourteen immigrant children escaping brutal violence in Central America, volunteering over two hundred hours in the last five years, to ensure they are safe with their families in the United States…

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Mental Health and the ACA

Healthcare.gov plans are required to help pay for mental health services like counseling and psychotherapy. Healthcare.gov plans can’t put yearly or lifetime dollar limits on coverage of mental health services. Additionally, some mental health services are completely free. For example, alcohol abuse screening and counseling, as well as depression screening, are free for adults. And…

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Basic Health Insurance Terms

There are a lot of special terms in the health insurance world, and they can be difficult to understand. We’re here to help you make sense of terms you see on Healthcare.gov. If you need health insurance coverage, a Special Open Enrollment Period is open through Aug. 15, 2021. Learn more about how to get…

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