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Pro Bono Spotlight: Karen Fisher Moskowitz

Karen Fisher Moskowitz is the Director of the Consumer Protection Program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and has dedicated her legal career to serving the most vulnerable members of her community. Moskowitz uses her expertise as an attorney to help her clients know safety and stability and has practiced for more than 25 years. She has said of her work that she is “proud to be a part of the Legal Services tradition and in the trenches day after day, fighting the good fight for the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Moskowitz and her team worked with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s Pro Bono program coordinator to establish a monthly consumer relief clinic, in which attorneys from McGuireWoods meet with clients and take on their cases relating to automobile fraud along with other unfair and deceptive practices. Thanks to Moskowitz’s initiative to find a way instead of turning people in crisis away, Advocacy Center now serves an additional 50 to 60 clients each year in consumer protection cases.

Moskowitz has long been dedicated to public interest work, starting her career with Central Carolina Legal Services (now the Greensboro office of Legal Aid of North Carolina). From 1997 to 2002, she was a staff attorney at Central Arkansas Legal Services in Little Rock, Arkansas, primarily handling domestic violence, family law and consumer cases. Her work with families and survivors of domestic violence led her to dedicate her time and expertise to advocate for increased access to resources in her community. Moskowitz was board president for the battered women’s shelter for three years and spearheaded efforts to buy a new, larger shelter for the residents that still serves the community today. From there, Moskowitz found her way to the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, where she handled a wide range of consumer, bankruptcy, unemployment insurance, family, juvenile, benefits, foreclosure, and housing cases.

Karen Fisher Moskowitz has dedicated her career to advocating for those who cannot afford legal assistance, and we thank her for her continued work on behalf of access to justice!