Legal Impact Network

The Legal Impact Network is a dynamic collaborative of advocacy organizations from across the country working with communities to end poverty and achieve racial justice at the federal, state, and local levels.

A Network of State Advocacy Leaders Rooted in the Community

The Legal Impact Network brings together strong legal and policy advocates from throughout the country who are using innovative, coordinated strategies to address poverty and advance racial justice. Our advocacy helps people meet their basic human needs, supports working families, promotes the well-being of children, and advances opportunity and justice for all. The network currently reaches 36 organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

State-Level Action, National Impact

Our members are driving coordinated strategies to win broad policy and legal victories for and with poor communities and communities of color. Through working groups and convenings, our advocates share victories and expertise, and develop resources, strategies, model policies and legal tools to maximize impact across the country.

Network Members

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Our Insights

The Legal Impact Network responds to COVID-19

States and localities are critical terrain in the fight against poverty and racial inequity.

Our Impact

Comments Filed in Partnership with Legal Impact Network Members

Starving people does not help them find jobs, especially during a pandemic.

Shriver Center & Legal Impact Network members lend voices to stop this proposed rule to upend the longstanding legal standard of disparate impact.

Attorneys and Specialists

Marie Claire Tran-Leung
Marie Claire Tran-Leung
Marie Claire Tran-Leung
Director, Legal Impact Network


Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Staff Attorney, Legal Impact Network

Shriver Center on Poverty Law


Marcus Samuel
Marcus Samuel
Marcus Samuel
Legal Impact Network Program Associate

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