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Access to Justice Pro Bono Video

      During the 2014 National Pro Bono Celebration Week, the LSSP-LANC Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program is proud to highlight the great work that our pro bono attorneys are doing for our clients. Hear from a few of our pro bono attorneys on why they think pro bono legal services are …

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National Pro Bono Celebration 2014 at LSSP

In the past year, nearly 300 local private attorneys in Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program donated more than 5,000 hours of pro bono legal services to those in need in our community. During National Pro Bono Celebration, we would like to honor …

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LSSP paralegal-advocate Ellen Hamilton honored by national coalition

Photo: LSSP paralegal-advocate Ellen Hamilton is recognized as the 2014 Honoree for Excellence in Advocacy for Civic Engagement by Gloria Kelly, president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Queen City Metropolitan Chapter. Photo by NCBW. LSSP paralegal-advocate Ellen Hamilton was recognized by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.‘s Queen City Metropolitan …

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LSSP Wins Top Nonprofit Award

  LSSP wins 2014 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Award from N.C. Center for Nonprofits RALEIGH, N.C. – Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, based in Charlotte, received the state’s highest honor for nonprofits today from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. The Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Awards recognize organizations that use exemplary nonprofit practices to be good stewards of …

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ACA Latino Summit 9-23-14

Latino Summit Aims to Bridge Affordable Care Act Insurance Barriers Local health organizations join forces to engage community leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month, encouraging them to spread the word about getting covered CHARLOTTE – In an effort to bridge the barriers Latinos have faced in learning about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, Camino …

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Congratulations to our 2014 Pro Bono Awards winners!

From left to right: Steven D. Allred of McGuireWoods LLP; Donna P. Savage & Nancy Black Norelli accepting on behalf of Norelli Law, PLLC; Sheri A. Harrison; Harriet “Sis” Kaplan; Larry J. Dagenhart of McGuirewoods LLP; Christopher A. Hicks accepting on behalf of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Minette C. Trosch accepting on behalf of Conrad …

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Civil Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina School Districts to Ensure Immigrant Students are not Denied Enrollment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2014 Civil Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina School Districts to Ensure Immigrant Students are not Denied Enrollment Groups Urge Department of Justice to Take Action to Protect Students WASHINGTON – A coalition of civil rights groups that filed a federal discrimination complaint earlier this year on behalf of immigrant students …

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New CLE provides training to aid immigrant children in Charlotte

  North Carolina has not escaped the repercussions of the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, and currently, hundreds of children are being sent to our state and will appear at the Charlotte Immigration Court. Most of these children will be unrepresented, and many of those are eligible for relief. …

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Pro Bono Awards 2014

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North Carolinians asked to confirm immigration status to keep health insurance

  About 12,300 North Carolinians received letters from the federal government this week requiring them to verify their immigration information with the federal government to keep health insurance obtained through the federal marketplace. “We are encouraging consumers to act quickly and verify information with the marketplace as soon as possible,” LSSP staff attorney Madison Hardee …

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