Access to Justice Campaign

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The need is everywhere. That’s why we’re here. 

Our community needs a champion to ensure equal access to justice for ALL. As Partners in Justice, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte are here to help anyone facing issues of safety, financial security and family stability. There is a justice gap in Mecklenburg County, which impacts our ability to build a strong, just community for all.

[ The Justice Gap ]

1 in 3 Mecklenburg County residents is low-income.

71% of these residents experienced  at least one civil legal problem last year.

Only 14%received legal help for their problem.
Between Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of NC, there is ONE legal aid attorney for every 11,500 low-income residents in need. 

The pandemic has only worsened these issues.

Learn more about the justice gap in Charlotte and what were are doing to address it in our “Bridging the Gap” report!

We are here to help in times of crisis. Can you help us?

Anyone experiencing issues with meeting their basic needs can contact us for assistance. 

We hope you will join us by supporting the Access to Justice Campaign benefiting Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. We’re all in this together, and together we can build a stronger, more just community for ALL. 

How else can I support Access to Justice?

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Access to Justice Campaign at any point during the year.

Cash Gift: Make a one time or recurring gift through this website by clicking here or the “Donate” tab on this page.

Mail a gift: Access to Justice Campaign PO Box 25558 Charlotte, NC 28229

Stock: We accept stock donations through our FFTC funding.

Honorariums or Memorials: Consider making a gift to support Access to Justice in honor or in memorial of a co-worker, friend or family member.

Contact Maria Byers at 980-202-7318 to make a gift over the phone or for more information about making a contribution.

2022 Access to Justice Campaign Cabinet

We are grateful for those who are leading the way to fund our effort to ensure safety, stability, and security for all. Your support enables us to continue this important work and adapt to meet our community’s needs.

M. Heath Gilbert, Jr., Baucom Claytor, Campaign Chair

  • Stephanie Daniel, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
  • John Grupp, Arrival
  • Cameron Caudle, Caudle & Spears
  • Alice Richey, Alexander Ricks
  • Gena Morris, James, McElroy, & Diehl
  • Keith Smith, Moore & Van Allen
  • Ben Pleune, Alston & Bird
  • Matt Marcellino, Marcellino & Tyson
  • Mark Merritt, Robinson Bradshaw
  • Fatina Lorick, The Lorick Law Office, PLLC
  • Paul Lawrence, Hedrick Gardner
  • Brian Kahn, McGuireWoods

Thank you to the Access to Justice Champions who generously supported our campaign last year!