Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy helps people in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region who cannot afford legal services, but desperately need them. Without legal representation in civil matters, thousands of families can lose access to financial security, healthcare, housing and opportunity. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is dedicated to ending the debilitating cycle of poverty and helping local families build wealth and prepare for the future. By protecting consumers from fraudulent practices that can take away a family home, income and transportation, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy promotes economic mobility for all in the community. Consumer protection cases preserve individual rights and income against bad actors in the marketplace. Pro bono cases include home and auto fraud, protection from predatory loans, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant cases, etc. There are several areas of need in our community, all of which offer great opportunities for longstanding commitments to clients and to learn about a variety of legal issues. All of this work ensures safe housing, family security, and stable income. We offer trainings to attorneys outside of their practice area. We also provide a tool kit with the necessary materials to take the case. The Advocacy Center staff provide ongoing assistance and co-counsel is welcome and encouraged! You would enjoy consumer protection work if: Longstanding client-attorney relationships are important to you. You are excited about preserving client livelihoods in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. You enjoy being challenged and learning about new practice areas.

Project Frequency

Ongoing

Project Time Commitment

Intermittent work over a 1-12 month period.

Project Location

Remote In-Person (client comes to attorney)

Area of Law

  • Consumer

Geographic Areas

  • Remote
  • Mecklenburg

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Retired Attorney
  • Out-of-State Attorney (registered with NC State Bar)

Population Served

  • General Low Income

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Community Engagement and Education
  • Document Drafting (Contracts
  • Advance Directives
  • Petitions
  • etc.)
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
    Yes
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
    No
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
    Yes
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project
    Yes