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.
For further reading on community lawyering, see the resource list for the Shriver Center's Community Lawyering training program.