Skip to main content
ClearingHouse Community
Part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Menu ≡

Learning About Your Community

As this guide for developing community knowledge and contacts shows, legal aid lawyers benefit from familiarity with the community that they serve. Being well informed about the population, organizations, and local officials makes a lawyer better equipped to advise and refer clients to resources within the community, whether urban or rural. Community information helps lawyers understand their clients’ experience and thus helps them serve clients better.

Download this article
↑ Go up to the top.