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“Light at the end of a tunnel”: Moniek’s Juvenile Record Expunction

“I love bringing things to life.”  Whether it’s creating something for a friend, the bulletin boards at her church, or arts & crafts time with her daughter, Moniek loves spending her free time working with her hands. But that precious free time is hard to come by as she fills…

We need Medicaid expansion now

1 in 10 North Carolinians has no health insurance, one of the highest rates of uninsured people in the country.  Low-income seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans, immigrants, and their families need access to affordable healthcare. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy fights for this right every day.  The current Medicaid…

With Evictions Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Charlotte Attorneys Describe Human Consequences

By Sam Carnes, Queens University News Service Evictions in Mecklenburg County have returned to pre-pandemic levels and are now averaging 2,500 per month, a rate that keeps Charlotte among the nation’s top cities for evictions, say attorneys with legal aid organizations that represent tenants.  The most recent data from the North…

‘Break that vicious cycle. Lessons as public defender key to Toussaint Romain’s new role

BY LAUREN LINDSTROM Charlotte NC-As Toussaint Romain settles into his role as Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s new chief executive, the clients he represented for a decade as a criminal public defender are never far from his mind. When clients used to walk into his office, he could anticipate all…

Summer Fest

Join us July 16th for a family event that will include health screenings, vaccines, community resources, and legal services. The event will take place from 10am-2pm at our new location, 5535 Albemarle Road, with information, food, & fun for the whole family! Summer Fest Event Gallery Community partner participants: Community…

2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll

The Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte is pleased to recognize our committed pro bono attorneys who donated at least 20 hours of service or closed three or more cases for our clients in 2021. Individuals with an asterisk completed…

Marking a tragic milestone: 1 million Americans lost to COVID-19

As our nation mourns the loss of 1 million Americans to COVID-19, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy reflects on the tragic loss of our neighbors to the pandemic.   We mourn their deaths, we mourn for the families and friends that loved them, and we mourn for our community that continues…

What you need to know: Tax law changes for North Carolina Veterans

Last November, North Carolina passed a law to allow eligible retired members of the Armed Forces to deduct certain military retirement pay when calculating taxable income in North Carolina. The law also allows eligible beneficiaries of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) to deduct certain SBP payments.  The deduction applies to…

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…