Welcome to the Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center is the new home of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. 

It is a place is where our community comes together to pursue justice for those in need.  It is a place where those facing crises of safety, security, or stability can seek access, empowerment, and opportunity.  It is a place where we unite in our vision to build a stronger, more just community for all. 

justice lives here.

5535 Albemarle Road

Our new building, located at 5535 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212, substantially improves our ability to provide dignified, confidential, convenient service. The facility triples the square footage of our former Elizabeth Avenue facilities, consolidating all our services under one roof.

The end result is 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 did we move?

Demand for our services has grown steadily since 2000, especially in the past few years 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 was limited by physical space.

How is the new space different?

Our new building allows 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