Legal aid lawyers and community organizers may work with the same client groups, but their strategies and perspectives may not always align. Can lawyers and organizers ever work together? Can such a community lawyering practice benefit clients?
Bread for the City in Washington, DC, would answer those questions with a resounding “YES.” Its lawyers and organizers are seeing real results from Bread for the City’s Community Lawyering Project.
We talked with Taylor Healy—a Bread for the City attorney—and Aja Taylor—a Bread for the City organizer—about their community lawyering practice.
Be sure to read their new Clearinghouse article, Making the Case for Community Lawyering: http://povertylaw.org/article/communitylawyering Video Rating: / 5
On June 15, 2013 the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent in conjunction with the Chicago-Kent Law Review sponsored the Symposium on Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age. This half day symposium was held during the 2013 Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference for Law School Computing.
The symposium focused on new law school courses that teach practical legal technology tools to prepare law students for the economic and technological reality of the legal profession.
Session 1 panelists include: Ronald Staudt (Chicago-Kent), John Mayer (CALI), Judith Wegner (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Sunrise Ayers (Idaho Legal Aid Services), Greg Sergienko (Concordia University, School of Law), and Richard Granat (Granat Legal Services) Video Rating: / 5