Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) (North Carolina)

Based in Charlotte. Provides civil legal assistance in the Charlotte metropolitan area and west-central NC.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: North Carolina
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LSSP



3 things NC must do right now to save us from the COVID-19 pandemic | OPINION

Jim Barrett, Ken Schorr
Asheville Citizen-Times (NC)
April 8, 2020

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Small Budget Cut Deals Big Blow To Low-Income People In Need Of Legal Assistance

Rusty Jacobs
WUNC (Chapel Hill)
August 22, 2017
In the $23 billion budget approved with a veto override, GOP lawmakers repealed a statute that funneled state money to non-profits providing low-income clients with legal assistance.

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Pisgah Legal Services CEO on State Cuts to Legal Aid

Jeremy Loeb
WCQS (Asheville), Associated Press (AP)
August 14, 2017
Not only did North Carolina’s nonprofit legal aid groups see the General Assembly cut much of their state funding used to help poor clients with civil legal troubles, they were at a loss as to why it happened.

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Moore Blames Overzealous Lawyers for Legal Aid Money Cuts

Associated Press (AP)
August 11, 2017
North Carolina's legal aid groups were puzzled when lawmakers this summer cut state funding designed to help poor clients with legal troubles, but now a top legislator has explained why it happened.

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North Carolina legal aid gets cut again, it’s unclear why

Associated Press (AP)
August 2, 2017
Poor people who need help fighting a landlord or keeping government benefits can get an attorney for free through North Carolina legal aid programs, but new state budget cuts mean fewer may have that option.


Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia

Julia Preston
Marshall Project
July 30, 2017
Under Trump, an Obama strategy unravels.

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Budget cuts legal aid for poor, but no explanation given

Travis Fain
WRAL (Raleigh)
July 23, 2017
The heads of the three agencies that used this money to handle thousands of child custody cases, landlord/tenant disputes and other civil matters said they received no notice for the cut and that they've gotten no explanation in the ensuing month.


Legislators could whack legal aid for the needy

Charlotte Observer
June 20, 2017
Out of sight of most of us, tens of thousands of low-income North Carolinians receive desperately needed free legal help every year.

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As Obamacare Repeal Heats Up, Newly Insured North Carolinians Fret

Michael Tomsic
National Public Radio (NPR)
January 9, 2017
Hawes is one of about 550,000 North Carolinians who relies on the Obamacare marketplace for health insurance. She was relieved after she talked with an enrollment specialist last month who told her she can renew her policy for 2017.


Insanity of 3-year-olds in immigration court

Bill Farthing
Charlotte Observer
April 2, 2016
2,000 children wait on Carolinas’ immigration court docket. They currently have no legal right to representation. Charlotte-area lawyers are stepping up to help them.

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Hundreds of thousands still fall into ‘Medicaid gap’ in North Carolina

Karen Garloch
Charlotte Observer
March 8, 2016
North Carolina among 19 states rejecting federal funds for Medicaid expansion. Panel of experts will discuss ‘Closing the Coverage Gap in NC: Where We Go From Here’.


N.C. must shine a light on domestic violence

John Wester
Charlotte Observer
December 25, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, adequate protection is more theoretical than it has ever been, even though all statistics show a surge in the need for such protection in cases of domestic violence.

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‘Border children’ struggle to adjust to life in Charlotte

Mark Price
Charlotte Observer
September 11, 2015
North Carolina's response to the unaccompanied children at the border last year has been a mix of victories and heartbreaking moments.


Going backwards on housing bias

Editorial Board of Charlotte Observer
June 27, 2015
Editorial calling out the North Carolina legislature for wanting to eliminate the local housing rules.


Ensuring Equal Access to Justice

Editorial Board of Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer
March 15, 2015
Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte are lauded for their services in this editorial.

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N.C. Legal Services providers generate $48 million economic impact

Daily News (Jacksonville, NC)
February 11, 2014
A recently released report finds the work of legal services providers across the state generated $48,775,276 in economic impact in 2012.

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