Category Archives: News

After the 2016 elections, LSSP Reaffirms Its Commitment

Friends, The 2016 Election results were surprising to many of us. In this time of transition, LSSP will continue the work we have done in Charlotte since 1967 – being a voice for the voiceless in the legal system, securing basic human needs, and advocating for policies that provide positive outcomes for all. We hope …

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Bambi Lohr

Bambi Lohr is a senior paralegal at Duke Energy Corporation, working in the litigation department. Since joining Duke Energy in 2010, Lohr has made pro bono work an integral part of her job. Lohr has worked on immigration cases, expunctions, and preparation of simple estate planning documents. Most recently, Lohr worked on a “children crossing …

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Navigating the Gap: Tim Messenger

 ***UPDATED Nov. 30, 2016*** When we first met Tim last spring, he was struggling in the Medicaid gap like 300,000 other N.C. residents. He had no income, and he couldn’t qualify for health care through Medicaid because he had no children or qualifying disabilities. Because he spent years without access to preventative care that could …

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Sharika Shropshire Featured in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Report

Immigrant Justice Project director and attorney Sharika Shropshire is featured in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s (CMHP) 2016 annual report, “The M Factor,” focusing on access to affordable housing in Charlotte. In the report, Shropshire, who is also a member of the CMHP board, discusses why upward mobility is essential for a community’s viability, pointing …

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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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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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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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