At Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte’s annual Justice for All Luncheon March 19th, 2013, we shared with our supporters the stories of our clients, low-income families and individuals who are struggling to access health care, protect their homes, secure their family’s lives in this country and prepare for end of life decisions.
We seek to ensure a full measure of justice for those in need and provide life-altering solutions to critical legal issues. Learn more about us at www.lssp.org and www.legalaidnc.org. Video Rating: / 5
Arlinda F. Locklear, Esq., is a Lumbee attorney who represented the tribe’s quest for federal recognition between 1988 and 2010, with the support of the Indian Law Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina-Pembroke Office. This talk was presented at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 28, 2010 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Video Rating: / 5
GIS Mapping displays data geographically. Major news publications have used it to map poverty in America, demonstrate the impact of food stamp cuts, and display election results.
Maps can also be a key tool for legal aid organizations, to help you learn more about the clients you serve and the program services you deliver. LSNTAP and LSC will host a three-part series on GIS mapping that explains what it is, provides examples from the field, and demonstrates ways to map with free software.
The first webinar will cover the basics of GIS mapping, and provide examples from legal aid organizations that are using maps for planning, communications, and program evaluation.
Bill Kennedy from Legal Services of Northern California
Dave Sobie from Legal Aid of North Carolina
Jonathan Pyle Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Mara Pellittieri LSC
Christina Sanabria LSC
Recorded on February 11, 2011.
Part of the conference: Our Youth at a Crossroads: the Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Adjudication.
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change.
Appearing: Keith Howard (Legal Aid of North Carolina), speaker.
The North Carolina Bar Association’s Pathways to Inclusion Leadership Academy (Pathways) is designed to provide leadership training to selected attorneys from diverse
backgrounds who aspire to develop the leadership skills necessary to serve state and local organizations and/or underserved communities. Pathways will address the need for
diverse leadership within the legal profession and the greater community, ultimately enhancing the public’s confidence in the profession.
Pathways presents a unique opportunity to develop and enhance leadership skills in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Through small, interactive sessions,
participants will examine what is expected of leaders, with an emphasis on Bar leadership, and will receive guidance and advice from current leaders on the appropriate activities in which leaders should be engaged to be effective in the legal profession and respected in the community.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2013:
Lucy Austin, Apex, N.C. Court of Appeals;
Heather Bankert, Lincolnton, Legal Aid of North Carolina–Gastonia;
John Blair, Charlotte, K&L Gates;
Ann Cosper, Raleigh, N.C. School Boards Association;
Sarah Crotts, Winston-Salem, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice;
Michelle Denning, Smithfield, N.C. Industrial Commission;
Damon Duncan, Greensboro, Duncan Law;
Andrew Freeman, Winston-Salem, Bell, Davis & Pitt;
Nicolette Fulton, Raleigh, City of Raleigh;
James Hash, Durham, Everett Gaskins Hancock;
Benita Jones, Raleigh, Tharrington Smith;
Sarah Phillips, Davidson, Davidson College;
Faison Sutton, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, Wilmington;
Colin Tarrant, Wilmington, Smith Moore Leatherwood;
Michael Wells, Winston-Salem, Wells, Jenkins, Lucas & Jenkins; and
Mica Worthy, Charlotte, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Video Rating: / 5
Savi Horne, Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), discusses the organization’s history and efforts to help North Carolina’s financially distressed farmers.
The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) was founded in 1982 by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to stop epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina. The organization broadened its mission in 1993 to provide legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.
The LLPP is unique in that it is the only non-profit law firm in the state as well as the country that provides both expansive direct legal assistance to farmers and landowners in a variety of practice areas while maintaining a focus on agricultural law. The LLPP is distinguished in the state’s legal community by its 30 years of expertise in farm credit programs and farm foreclosure, farm related federal bankruptcy law and agriculture-based business development law and finance. The organization provides essential legal services to the state’s agriculture community.
LLPP’s advocacy also includes work on public policy and promoting sustainable agriculture and environment. On the public policy front, LLPP monitors agricultural policy and the impact it has on North Carolina’s small family farmers. Finally, LLPP helps family farmers and landowners develop sustainable agricultural practices that are environmentally friendly and economically viable for their rural communities.
We spoke with Savi Horne, executive director of LLPP, about why their work is so important and how crucial it is that minority and limited resource farmers be able to access the opportunity the Good Food Movement represents.
For more information on Farm Aid and our work keeping family farmers on the land, visit http://farmaid.org/youtube
Video produced by Susan Steiner Productions Video Rating: / 5
Produced in 2007 in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association, Waiting for Justice is one of the first videos ever created to educate the legal community and the public about Legal Aid of North Carolina’s critical work on behalf of low-income people. Featured in the video are former N.C. Supreme Court justices Henry Frye and Willis Whichard, former N.C. Bar President Janet Ward Black, and former American Bar Association president A.P. Carlton. Legal Aid attorneys Victor Boone, Diane Brady, Kelly Clarke and Amy Vukovich also make appearances. Video Rating: / 5