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 activate issues identified by the community, lead a successful advocacy and media campaign, and facilitate community 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.

Attorneys and Specialists

Ellen Hemley
Ellen Hemley
Ellen Hemley
Vice President of Advocate Resources and Training

617.905.8302

Kimberly Merchant
Kimberly Merchant
Kimberly Merchant
Racial Justice Institute Director

312.883.3369

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