Our vision is to build a just community where all people have access to legal representation to meet their basic human needs of safety, economic security and stability.
Our new home will help us do just that.
Opening December 2021: 5535 Albemarle Road
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will substantially improve our ability to provide dignified, confidential, convenient service when we move into our new facility later this fall. Once renovations are complete, our new building, located at 5535 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212, will triple the square footage of our current Elizabeth Avenue facilities, consolidating all our services under one roof.
The end result will be an efficient and professional one-stop legal aid center for those in need to access a full range of legal support to meet basic needs around safety, security, stability and health.
Why are we moving?
Demand for our services has grown steadily since 2000, especially in 2020 as COVID-19 disproportionately impacted those living on economic and health margins, hitting people of color the hardest. We have risen to meet the challenge of a growing population with urgent and emerging needs, but our impact is limited by physical space. Currently we must rent additional space to accommodate existing staff.
How is the new space different?
Our new building will allow for staff and volunteers to grow and respond quickly to the changing needs of the community and support a long-range organizational vision to close the “justice gap” in Charlotte. The 30,000-square-foot Albemarle Road facility is centrally located for clients, volunteers and staff, with ample public transportation access and more than 100 parking spaces.
A dignified, safe and confidential place for clients to meet with their legal team
Are any services or staff changing?
All the services and staff our clients know and trust will remain the same. We will also continue to be co-located with our partner, Legal Aid of North Carolina, which has purchased a building adjacent to our new facility.
How can I get involved?
Our new home was made possible by the Building Justice Campaign which has received an outpouring of support from the legal and broader community. All support is welcome. Those interested in joining the Building Justice Campaign should email Director of Development Brittney Coleman.