Category Archives: News

What can civil legal aid attorneys do for the health of a community?

  What can civil legal aid attorneys do for the health of a community? A lot, through innovative medical-legal partnerships with local healthcare providers. Read this great article on how legal aid attorneys can support cancer patients when they face serious legal challenges, like coverage issues, foreclosure and end-of-life planning, that can be devastating to …

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Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

  Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act saw a big anniversary, signed into law 25 years ago with the vision of ensuring people with disabilities “the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the rich mosaic of the American mainstream.” We at LSSP work to ensure that people living with disabilities in our community are …

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#summershareCLT 2015

        Need doesn’t get a vacation. Join LSSP in a Charlotte-wide initiative July 13-26 to help local nonprofits meet the needs of our community. This summer, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has partnered with #summershareCLT to inspire neighbors to help address the needs of our community during a tough time of the …

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SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Ruling Benefits Thousands in Mecklenburg County

The recent King v. Burwell decision in the Supreme Court of the U.S. has affirmed to more than 458,000 North Carolinians, many of whom reside in Mecklenburg County and signed up with the help of a Legal Services of Southern Piedmont Navigator, that they will continue receiving financial help to afford their coverage through the …

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Summer Clerks & Interns 2015

  We recently welcomed a great group of summer clerks and interns into the LSSP office. We’re so glad to have them! From left to right: – Itané Coleman of UNC Greensboro – Melodie Pellot-Hernández of UNC School of Law – Correll Kennedy of Wake Forest University School of Law – Kristin Smith of Wake …

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National Volunteer Week 2015

National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, 2015, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to recognize some of our current and recent volunteers who have helped us out in a variety of ways this year, like serving as volunteer Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators, volunteering as interpreter/translators for clients, helping our growing Safe Child Immigrant …

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2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll

Our 2014 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 LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte provide access to justice for people in need in our community. View the Honor Roll here. Learn how …

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Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

   LSSP was honored to be a part of today’s Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service with the recognition of LSSP’s Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps justice Fellows at the event! Mayor Dan Clodfelter spoke at the event, recognizing the AmeriCorps members in the Charlotte community: “Our city has benefited from your dedication. Share your …

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Justice for All Luncheon 2015

View more photos from the event here. Local legal aid nonprofits Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte (LANC) hosted their ninth annual Justice for All Luncheon March 12, 2015 at The Westin Charlotte with keynote speaker Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court  Mark Martin, chair of the N.C. …

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Free income tax preparation

  Taxpayers: 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 $53,000 per year. These sites operate between …

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