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Making the Case for Community Lawyering

By Taylor Healy & Aja G. Taylor

Bread for the City’s legal clinic hired an organizer to work alongside attorneys in its Community Lawyering Project to ensure that the legal work was responsive to community needs. The Community Lawyering Project and its clients have won campaigns, built community capacity, and furthered antiracism work. The model has proved so successful that Bread for the City has added four organizers to a newly created advocacy department that works with the Community Lawyering Project on a client-led affordable housing campaign.

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