The objective of community lawyering is to make legal services readily available within poor and underserved communities. By working closely with community based churches, social organizations, libraries, senior centers and advocacy groups, we are able to formulate strategies that will not only serve our clients, but also empower them with the tools necessary to bring about social change.

Some of these projects have included:
  • Community education in the areas of immigration, workers’ rights, Medicare and Medicaid planning
  • Pro se representation projects in conjunction with immigrant women’s organizations designed to educate women to play a larger role in their legal cases and thereby become resources of information in their communities
  • Providing research that enables community organizations to identify and write legislation for social change
  • Organizing citizenship days at public libraries and other community sites to provide information on the social and legal issues affecting the members of that community