2020 Access to Justice Campaign

We believe ALL people should have access to legal assistance and resources that ensure stability and promote opportunity.  

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

Our community has a problem with ACCESS. Too many neighbors struggle to access critical resources that ensure their safety, economic security and family stability.

You can help us bridge the gap.

You can help us by supporting the 2020 Access to Justice Campaign benefiting Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. Give today!

Lawyers and the legal system are key players in the issues that are so dominant for us today: access, equity, and mobility. When access to legal assistance is not available for everyone, the outcome is unsettling for our entire community. We cannot ignore the increasing number of families here in Mecklenburg County who need a level playing field to meet their basic needs.

ACCESS matters

Your gift ensures that ALL people have access to the legal assistance and critical resources they need to make ends meet and thrive.

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed more than
$135,000 toward our $500,000 goal! 

Join the movement to build a more just community in which all know stability and are empowered to find opportunity.

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Special thanks to our Access to Justice Champions!

Thank you to our Access to Justice All-Stars!

These organizations have already gotten their workplace giving campaigns off to a strong start in support of ACCESS to justice!

  • Alexander Ricks PLLC
  • Bank of America
  • Duke Energy
  • Essex Richards P.A.
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Novant Health
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Wells Fargo

2020 Access to Justice Campaign Cabinet

Timika Shafeek-Horton, Chair

  • Stephen Allred
  • Gonzalo Frias
  • Marc Gustafson
  • Greg Kilpatrick
  • Gwen Lewis
  • Lauren Lewis
  • Amanda Mingo
  • Phyllis Morey
  • Lani Quarmby
  • Nader Raja
  • Alice Richey
  • Kris Shepard
  • José Vega
  • Julian Wright

Learn more about the
Access to Justice Campaign