Kenneth Schorr has served as Executive Director of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy since 1988. He was previously in private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas, representing community organizations, labor unions and individual employees in labor and civil rights cases. He served as Litigation Director of Community Legal Services in Phoenix, Arizona, from 1979 to 1983 and as Executive Director of Legal Services of North Texas in Dallas, Texas, from 1983 to 1987. A native of Washington, D.C., he received a B.A. degree from Brandeis University in 1973, a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1975 and an M.S. Degree in organization development from the American University School of Public Affairs and the NTL Institute in 2002.
Schorr enjoys the opportunity to work with people in need and considers it an honor to work with talented, dedicated and generous staff and volunteers serving the Advocacy Center’s clients. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, a Special Advisor to and former member of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, and has served on the boards of local, state and national nonprofits, including the N.C. Justice Center, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Uptown Men’s Shelter, United Way of Central Carolinas, North Carolina Legal Services Resource Center, Texas Legal Services Resource Center, National Legal Aid and Defender Association and NLADA Service Corporation. He was elected and served as a Constable in Pulaski County, Arkansas, Township 3-B in 1978, was named a Fellow of the Murphy Center for the Codification of Human and Organizational Law in 1980 and served as a member of the Texas Optometry Board in 1986. In his free time, Schorr enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, running, politics and reading.