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Community Lawyering

How can we effectively advocate for the communities we serve if we don’t work alongside them and enhance their power?

Move beyond your role as a legal aid lawyer and see yourself as a community catalyst, trusted advisor, and partner. The Shriver Center’s Community Lawyering training brings a new mindset to equal justice advocacy and provides concrete steps to build and sustain strong relationships among community members.

You’ll learn how to garner and activate issues identified by the community, lead a successful advocacy and media campaign, and facilitate leadership. We’ll share real-life examples from groups across the country. You can even organize this course in conjunction with your local community leaders and create a relationship building exercise. Working together, we can achieve real change.

Community Lawyering is currently full. Please contact Florence McCafferty at florencemccafferty@povertylaw.org to be added to the wait list. This course will be offered again in 2018. 

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