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Q&A with Toussaint Romain: the new CEO of the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy | QCityMetro

The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is a non-profit organization that provides legal aid to those who need it, but cannot afford it. The organization recently announced that Toussaint Romain would be the new chief executive officer effective May 16. Romain has been a public defender and taught courses in…

Toussaint Romain will lead Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy | WFAE 90.7

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has a new chief executive officer. As a former public defender, law professor and civil rights activist, Toussaint Romain is no stranger to the legal system. In his new role, Romain says there are three core values that the Advocacy Center is focusing on, which…

“Helps Everyone”: Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy appoints new CEO|Queen City News

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – After a nationwide search of over six months, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy found their next leader in their very own backyard. Toussaint C. Romain has dedicated his professional life to the people of Charlotte – as a public defender, a civil rights leader, and…

Lifting Title 42 is Necessary

UPDATED May 23, 2022 We reaffirm our statement that lifting Title 42 is necessary to ensure safe, legal entry to migrants who qualify for asylum.  The federal injunction blocking the Biden administration from ending Title 42 will continue to put vulnerable migrants at risk.  Under this injunction, migrants who would…

Toussaint C. Romain to join Advocacy Center as Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is pleased to introduce Toussaint C. Romain as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16, 2022.  Toussaint’s experience, leadership, and passion for justice will serve the Advocacy Center well as it enters a new chapter of impact and growth.  As always, the organization remains…

No Surprises Act: Protecting patients from surprise medical bills

The No Surprises Act protects people from “surprise medical bills.” These protections apply to anyone enrolled in a private health insurance plan, including employer plans or a plan purchased on or off the marketplace.  New protections were added in 2022 to restrict excessive out-of-pocket costs from emergency and non-emergency services. …

How to Manage Medical Debt

Medical bills can be confusing, overwhelming, and often come when you are already in distress. It can be difficult to understand what you owe, to whom, and by when.  It can also seem that you are being pushed to pay amounts you cannot afford or do not owe to protect your…

Celebrating Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historical Confirmation

Today marks a historic day as Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed to the Supreme Court as the first female African American Justice, a long overdue first.  Of the 115 justices that have served on the Supreme Court, only seven have not been white men.  Jackson is undoubtedly a powerful symbol…

We’ve moved to a new home!

Welcome to the Advocacy Center, the new home of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy!  There are over 300,000 residents in Mecklenburg County who are eligible for our services and in need of legal assistance, but unable to afford private lawyers.  With demand significantly increasing over the past several years, we…

New Extended Coverage for Postpartum Medicaid Beneficiaries

An important change is here for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries.  A provision of the American Rescue Plan gave states the option to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months.  Extended coverage became effective in North Carolina on April 1, 2022.  Individuals enrolled in Medicaid for Pregnant…