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Join us at the 2016 Justice for All Luncheon

  Please join us at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte’s annual Justice for All Luncheon as we share our story of ensuring fairness and providing justice for those in need in our community. Date: April 19, 2016, from 12-1 p.m. Location: The Westin Charlotte 601 S. College Street Charlotte, …

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Advance directives class offered by CHS

  HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND LIVING WILL CLASSES offered for free to the public by Carolinas HealthCare System With this one-hour class, you will learn: How advance directives, like a health care power of attorney or living will can help you stay in control of your medical care How to make an advance …

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NC’s new voter ID law for voting in 2016

  Dear Voter, The 2016 presidential election is just around the corner – November will be here before you know it. Are you registered? Do you have an acceptable form of photo identification? If you answered “No” to one or both of these questions, and plan to vote for a presidential and vice presidential candidate …

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Support access to justice at Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte

What does dancing have to do with justice? This spring, you can support access to justice in our community and enjoy an evening of dance when you purchase tickets and vote for Kobi Kennedy Brinson, a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, dancing to benefit Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte …

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Free income tax preparation 2016

  Dear Taxpayer, It’s once again time to file your annual income tax return. However, don’t pay to have your taxes prepared – go to a VITA site instead! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs provide FREE income tax preparation for individuals and families who make less than $54,000 per year ($72,000 at AARP …

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Know your rights: private debt collectors and unpaid IRS taxes

            A five-year infrastructure spending bill recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama included a provision allowing private debt collectors to collect unpaid IRS taxes. Know your rights; this article discusses what these private debt collectors can and cannot do, and what your rights are. Learn more about …

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Apply to be a Fund Development and Communications ZSR Intern at LSSP by 2.2.16!

Fund Development and Communications Intern 2016 Through the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program, LSSP is seeking a Fund Development and Communications Intern for the summer of 2016. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation believes summer internships offer a crucial pathway to future employment and experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. However, the …

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Meet our newest staff!

    Help us welcome our newest staff members to the LSSP team!   From left to right: – Jenny Harding, graduate of Dartmouth, joins us as our new Grants and Annual Fund Manager. – Bethany Palmer, graduate of The George Washington University Law School and The George Washington University, joins us as an Equal …

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell Visits Charlotte, LSSP enrollment event

Protecting the health of individuals is important to LSSP as we work to end the cycle of poverty for our clients and in our community, which is why we are so proud of our Health Insurance Navigator Project. On December 11, we were honored to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell …

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Thank you for making #GivingTuesdayCLT a success!

We’re grateful for your support during #GivingTuesdayCLT! Together, we raised more than $15,000 for Access to Justice during #GivingTuesdayCLT! The entire Charlotte community responded with amazing generosity for #GivingTuesdayCLT, raising $4.2 million for LSSP and 107 other local nonprofits! Of that total, more than $15,000 were gifts from you to LSSP to benefit those in …

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