For underserved populations, having a lawyer who understands the community is crucial. Therefore, when attorneys from law firms participate in one-off pro bono projects, they miss the opportunity to understand the individual and collective challenges of the communities they’re serving.
What if we reimagined pro bono in a way that embedded lawyers in communities? What if they worked collaboratively with the community to solve pressing legal issues and to build capacity to achieve transformative and sustainable change?
Tiffany Graves will examine how shifting pro bono work from law firm-driven initiatives to community-centered lawyering can empower communities and increase access to justice.