Did you know that for every dollar spent at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, 89 cents goes toward client services?
Our Impact: Safety, Security, Stability
You can support us today and every day through the Access to Justice Campaign. Your gift enables us to provide critical services to people in crisis.
One third of Mecklenburg County residents are eligible to receive our services. Without legal representation in civil matters, thousands of families can lose financial security, health care, housing and opportunity.
Make a secure donation today to the Access to Justice Campaign, benefiting Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and our partner in justice Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. You can also direct your gift to a particular program or to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s general fund. Thank you for your support!
Thanks to your support, the Access to Justice campaign raised $525,000 in the 2017 fiscal year, a record high under the leadership of campaign chair Cory Hohnbaum, of King & Spaulding. This total blew past our year’s goal of $450,000. The Access to Justice campaign is the most reliable tool we have to ensure we continue to serve those facing crisis of safety, shelter, health or income when traditional funding sources, like the elimination of state funding this year, go away.
Your Leadership in Access to Justice Matters!
Thank you to those who have given more than $1,000 in support of Access to Justice this year:
J. Mitchell Aberman and Linda MacDonald
Stacy and Christopher Ackermann
Corby and James William Anderson
Julian M. Arronte
Blas P. Arroyo
James G. and Mary Lou Babb
Catherine and Jeffrey Barnes
David and Lyn Batty
Martin L. Brackett Jr.
A. Todd Brown
Eric L. Burk
Mark and Kimberly Calloway
James and Joan Carroll
Jon P. Carroll
Marvin S. Cash
L. Cameron Caudle
Hobart Brian Cheyne
Judy Seldin Cohen
Steven N Cohen
Peter and Anne Covington
Robert and Peggy Culbertson
Leslee K. Daugherty and Roger Gilmartin
Karen S. Eady-Williams
Frank E. Emory
Jason and Mary Lindsay Evans
Douglas and Tere Ey
Bill and Linda Farthing
Jonathan and Elizabeth Feit
Robert and Laurie Fisher
Peter and Anne Gilchrist
John Gresham and Laurie Graybeal
Amanda L. Groves
John E. Grupp
J. George and Barbara M. Guise
Alton “Larry” Gwaltney, III
Robert Hahn and Alicia Burke
C. Wells Hall III
George and Deborah Hanna
Robert E. and Sharon Harrington
Gary S. Hemric
Rebecca S. Henderson and J. Michael Booe
Sally Higgins and Ray Owens
Edward and Dorothy Hinson
Cory and Katherine Hohnbaum
Christine and Trevor Hoke
Thomas and Sara Holderness
Katherine S. Holliday
Joy Hord and Patrick Cook
J. Trevor and Natalie Johnston
David Jones and E. Randall Morrow
Sean and Jackie Jones
Bradley Kutrow and Jeanne Lindquist
Stephen Luke Largess
Haynes and Elizabeth Lea
Jeffrey J. Lee
Hal Levinson and Holly Hickman-Levinson
Francisco Linares and Ellen Rosaschi
Harrison and Margaret Marshall Trust
William and Sloane Mayberry
John and Amy McDonald
Pender R. McElroy
Peter and Merrie McGrath
Kiran and Constance Mehta
Robert L. Mendenhall
Mark and Lindsay Merritt
Lisa and Kenneth Miller
Thomas L. Mitchell and Susan Cole
Raj Natarajan and Carter Arey-Natarajan
My Trung Ngo
Lara Simmons Nichols
Nancy Black Norelli
J. William and Susan Porter
J. Norfleet Pruden III and Cynthia G. Pruden
Robert H. Pryor
Alice Richey and David Pitser
Allen and Jennie Robertson
Charles McBrayer Sasser
Jason and Jennifer Schubert
Russell and Laurie Schwartz
Mike and Jessi Shaffer
Robert W. and Jen Simmons
Robert and Caroline Sink
Bruce M. Steen
Paul and Julia Steffens
Kevin P. Stichter
W. Todd and Debbie Stillerman
John N. Suhr Jr.
Richard M. Thigpen
Louis A. Trosch and Minette Conrad
Cynthia L. Van Horne
Scott and LouAnn Vaughn
Richard W. Viola
H. Landis and Janet Wade
Christian Chad Warpula
Alexander and Mayleng Watson
Mary Allen Watson
Lyman G. Welton
John R. Wester
David B. Whelpley
Elizabeth and Brad Winer
Joshua J. Yablonski
William and Angela Zimmern
Don’t see your name on this list? Give today to make an impact and provide Access to Justice!
Each year we see an increased demand in services from our clients.
The financial support provided by YOU, along with contributions from individuals, law firms, companies and other organizations, gives low-income people in Charlotte access to the justice system that they otherwise would not be able to afford.
LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) are committed to serving the civil legal needs of the more than 87,000 adults and children living in poverty right here in our own community. Together, LSSP and LANC help families in need of assistance with legal issues such as domestic violence, denial of benefits, including Medicaid and Medicare, unsafe housing conditions, consumer fraud, and eviction and foreclosure.
Since 1989 the Access to Justice Campaign has raised more than $4 million for legal services to low-income people from members of the Mecklenburg County Bar and community supporters. The joint campaign with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is one of our major sources of revenue for our programs, giving both organizations the flexibility to direct funding to where it is needed most.
Justice For All
In the spring, the Access to Justice Campaign concludes with Justice for All, a celebration that began in 2007 to honor our supporters, clients and service to the community.
In 2012, LSSP and LANC continued the partnership and established a coordinated statewide Law Firm Division of the Access to Justice Campaign for law firms that are able to make institutional gifts.
Thank you to our 2016-17 Access to Justice Contributors and Firms participating in the Law Firm Division.
Why do LSSP and LANC raise money together?
LSSP and LANC have always been Partners in Justice.
From 1967 to 2002, LSSP and LANC were one organization working under the LSSP name. In 1996, Congress imposed service restrictions on organizations that received federal legal services funds. LSSP had been receiving these funds since 1975, but the organization was concerned about how these new restrictions would impact ongoing services to clients.
On July 1, 2002, LSSP reorganized into two agencies. One agency continued to work in the Charlotte area under the LSSP name, and LANC, a new statewide organization, was created. LSSP chose not to receive the federal funds after the transition, which allowed LSSP to continue providing some of the services that the funding would have restricted to low-income people in Charlotte.
The reorganization enabled both agencies to serve more low-income people in a wider variety of cases than they otherwise would have been able to do.
The reorganization and partnership make it possible to assist all groups of clients in Charlotte, especially immigrants, and to address civil legal problems affecting large numbers of low-income clients. For almost 50 years, legal help has been available for low-income people in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties who cannot afford to pay a private lawyer to represent them in civil cases.
How You Can Help
You can support Access to Justice Campaign at any point during the year.
Cash Gift: Make a one time or recurring gift through this website by clicking here or the Donate Now button at the top of the page.
Mail a gift: Access to Justice Campaign 1431 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte, NC 28204
Stock: We accept stock donations through our FFTC funding.
Honorariums or Memorials: Consider making a gift to support Access to Justice in honor or in memorial of a co-worker, friend or family member.
Attend the Justice for All Luncheon: Held each year in the spring, the annual event is a highlight and celebration of our supporters and LSSP and LANC’s service to clients in our community.
Contact Brittney Reardon Coleman, Development Director, at 704-971-2588 to make a gift over the phone or for more information.