News & Updates

New Healthcare.gov Subsidies Available For Those Approved For Unemployment

Need to enroll in a health insurance policy or update the one you have? Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) is Nov. 1, 2021, to Jan. 15, 2022. GET COVERED Starting July 1, 2021, individuals may be eligible for additional savings and lower costs on their 2021 Healthcare.gov (Health Insurance Marketplace) plan…

Child Tax Credit 2021 Update: Advanced Payments

**Updated October 15, 2021. Original Post June 25, 2021.** There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that will help many families receive advance payments this summer. In order to receive the new credit, you may need to take some steps to ensure you get the funds.…

Action Alert: NC Bill Removes Protections for Motel Renters

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering legislation that would take rights away from some of the most vulnerable renters in our community.   HB 366 is a Regulatory Reform Bill with a provision that would drastically change the way people who live in motels are treated when it comes…

Recognizing Juneteenth is A Start

This week Congress overwhelmingly approved a measure that President Biden signed into law to designate Juneteenth as a federal holiday—a long overdue recognition of a critical moment in our nation’s history.  On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, the last group of enslaved people in the U.S. learned they were free two years after the Emancipation…

Action Alert: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Once Again

Today the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the third time. This decision is wonderful news for Charlotte Center of Legal Advocacy and the people it serves as the ACA has helped make health care accessible to millions of uninsured Americans since 2010.  More than 31 million Americans rely on the…

NCBA Honors Robinson Bradshaw, Access to Justice Pro Bono Partner, with State-wide Award

Three huge projects. One unprecedented year. Despite the challenges and legal boom of 2020, Robinson Bradshaw took charge in their pro bono initiatives. For their unyielding commitment to pro bono service demonstrated by their undertaking of several complex and impactful projects during 2020, the North Carolina Bar Association granted Robinson…

What Is Included in Every Healthcare.gov Plan?

Need to enroll in a health insurance policy or update the one you have? Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) is Nov. 1, 2021, to Jan. 15, 2022. GET COVERED All Healthcare.gov plans are required to cover preventive health services 100%. Additionally, these plans are required to include…

Action Alert: Support the 2040 Plan Today for a Better Charlotte Tomorrow

Revised draft of Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan charts a sure path toward a more just, equitable community. The statement below is from the local group Neighbors for More Neighbors CLT, of which Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is a founding member. Learn more about our coalition and join our…

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…

Mental Health and the ACA

Need to enroll in a health insurance policy or update the one you have? Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) is Nov. 1, 2021, to Jan. 15, 2022. GET COVERED Healthcare.gov plans are required to help pay for mental health services like counseling and psychotherapy. Healthcare.gov plans can’t…