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Common Law Community Lawyering Model

a new way to practice law

mike wang

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Common Law Community Lawyering Model

Common Law

lawyers participate in the struggle for justice
lawyers strengthen grassroots organizing "what legal services do your members need?" "our members need X legal services, which is relevant to a current organizing campaign" Community Partners

organize for social justice
membership bsed Common Law's
Community Lawyering Model

all members recieve free legal services from common law as a benefit of their membership
legal services are provided through learning circles compried of common law attorneys, 4 - 6 members andorganizers. Building Collective Action

organizations retain and attract members
organizing campaigns become stranger becausee individual legal struggles are tied to bigger picture
organizations become less burdened and can focus more on organizing
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