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3,500

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.

1,300

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.

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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.

$14

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.

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Pro Bono Service Critical in Acquisition of The Advocacy Center’s New Building

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has purposefully been searching for a new building for over two years to accommodate our growing staff and programs. Jane Ratteree of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson represented The Advocacy Center in a real estate transaction in which we acquired the building that will be our new home beginning later this year. Ratteree’s service and expertise were invaluable to The Advocacy Center as we navigated…

2021 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Download a copy of the 2021 Honor Roll The Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte is pleased to recognize our committed pro bono attorneys who donated at least 20 hours of service or closed three or more cases for our clients in 2020. Individuals with…

NC Extra Credit Grant Program

Feb. 16, 2021, Update: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a COVID-19 relief bill that extends the deadline for parents to apply for $335 NC Extra Credit grants.  The $335 checks are intended to offset parents’ virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were part of a previous…

Ready to file your 2020 tax return?

Here are five things to keep in mind this tax season: 1. The tax filing season is February 12th, 2021 through April 15th, 2021 The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation’s tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The…

COVID Scams: 5 things to remember during the vaccine roll out

As North Carolinians begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the NC Department of Justice is warning about an increase in vaccine-related scams. Here are five things to keep in mind as the vaccines are rolled out: Everyone who wants a vaccine can have one. Even if you don’t have health insurance, COVID-19 vaccine will be available for…

Biden Implements 100 Day Moratorium on Removal Proceedings

On inauguration day, the Biden Administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would “conduct a review of [all] policies and practices concerning immigration enforcement” to, among other things, “build fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process.” Titled the “Pekoske Memo,” the announcement also requires DHS to provide recommendations…