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Pro Bono Spotlight: Jordan Forsythe

Jordan Forsythe opened Forsythe Immigration Law in 2009. Seven years later, her desire to do pro bono work remains strong as she’s seen a lot of changes for immigrant communities in Charlotte and abroad. How did you get into immigration law? “I found myself as a single mom with two kids. My roommate was from …

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LSSP Heads Back to School with Single Stop at CPCC

Of the 12 million students who enroll in community college each year, half drop out because of financial barriers. Legal Services of Southern Piedmont wants to be the change that provides more positive outcomes for community college students. LSSP is heading back to school this fall with students at Central Piedmont Community College to be …

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Navigating the Medicaid Gap: Penelope

When Penelope Wingard was laid off from her job at a nonprofit after-school center in 2012, it was a major setback. Although her employer did not provide health benefits, her earnings had allowed her to sustain herself financially. As she began the daunting task of searching for a new job, she had no idea that …

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Associates Reflect on Summer at LSSP

As our summer clerks and interns prepare to return to school, we asked them to share about their experiences with LSSP over the summer. We’re sad to see them go and are so grateful for the great work they did. Daniel Betkoski Charlotte School of Law, Veterans Legal Services Clerk Daniel enjoyed interacting with clients …

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Hola Noticias Promotes LSSP Navigator Outreach Event

This week’s edition of Holas Noticias highlights LSSP’s efforts to let local non-citizens learn about benefits they can receive. The article promotes an out event Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Midwood International & Cultural Center Auditorium, where attendees can learn about accessing healthcare, food and income assistance. LSSP’s healthcare navigator …

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SHARE This Summer with LSSP

  Join LSSP July 11-22 in a Charlotte-wide initiative to help local nonprofits meet the needs of our community this summer Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has partnered with Summer SHARE CLT with hopes of inspiring our neighbors to help address the needs of our community during a time of the year when demand for …

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LSSP Navigators on Estrella TV Charlotte

  LSSP Health Insurance Navigators Julian Cernuda and Elizabeth Garcia are spreading the word about Special Enrollment Periods and coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn more in this Estrella TV Charlotte segment. Read more on Special Enrollment Periods in this Hola Noticias article.      

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Welcome, 2016 Summer Clerks and Interns!

Meet our 2016 summer clerks and interns! From left to right: – Daniel Betkoski of Charlotte School of Law – Veterans Legal Services Clerk – Erin Daugherty of Notre Dame Law School – Family Support & Health Care Clerk – Josh Martinkovic of University of North Carolina School of Law – Mecklenburg County Bar McMillan …

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LSSP to host NC Families Care Coalition meeting – RESCHEDULED

        LSSP and the NC Families Care Coalition invite you to attend a regional meeting being held in Charlotte on June 17 to discuss current coalition efforts around paid leave, paid sick days and living wages for North Carolina’s working people, and for non-member groups to learn more about joining the fight …

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Congratulations to our 2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll honorees!

  Our 2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll is up! Congratulations and thank you to all of our dedicated pro bono attorneys! Each of you has played a key role in helping Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte provide access to justice for those in need in our community. View the …

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