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Defunding LSC Hurts Our Community

Friends: The White House Office of Management and Budget released its proposed budget for FY18, which includes defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), departing from the bi-partisan support LSC has received since its founding in 1974. Legal Services of Southern Piedmont does not receive any LSC funding, but strongly opposes any reduction in funding for …

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This is Personal: We Are ALL Immigrants

This piece written by executive director Ken Schorr was originally featured in LSSP’s monthly newsletter. Immigrants are in the news, many escaping unspeakable dangers in their home countries – horrific gang violence in Central America, civil war in Syria, sectarian and authoritarian violence across the world. The United States has been, in some times, a …

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LSSP Statement on Recently Issued Executive Orders on Immigration

Last week the White House issued three Executive Orders that gravely concern us at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, which serves immigrants in Charlotte and throughout North and South Carolina every day. These orders expand priority deportations of people seeking legal status to include productive and peaceful immigrants, expedite deportation proceedings to deprive people of …

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2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll

2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll The Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte is pleased to recognize our committed pro bono attorneys who donated at least 20 hours of service or closed three or more cases for our clients in 2016. Congratulations …

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There’s No Place Like Home

When Debra Pickett’s husband, Gregory, passed away in 2011, she was devastated. She says she “didn’t know [her] head from [her] feet,” of that period. Through her grief, Pickett sought to move forward, getting used to life without her husband. Six months later, Pickett learned that the bank where her husband had previously set up …

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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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LSSP Wants You to Know Your Rights: VOTE 11.08.2016!

There’s been a few changes regarding how to vote in this year’s general election being held Nov. 8. Find out what you need (and don’t need, like a photo ID) before heading to the polls on Election Day. Key Dates: Oct. 14: Deadline for registering to vote in 2016 election. Voter registration must by postmarked …

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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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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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