Monday July 29
FOR SUMMER INTERNS: Being Less Like A Lawyer - Lawyering for Movement Building

In this introduction to movement lawyering, participants will explore a model for cultivating a lawyering practice that contributes to movement building. This interactive workshop will explore questions such as:

· Why adopt a movement lawyering approach?

· What do we mean by movement building?

· What are key strategic differences between direct services and advocacy and organizing?

· How do lawyers impede movement building? 

· What can lawyers do to play a more helpful role in movements? 

· How can direct legal services work contribute to movement building?

By working with colleagues from their own practice unit, participants will also have a chance to apply the concepts explored in this training to their own work.

  • When
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013

  • CLE Credits
    Skills: 3.00
  • Format
    Traditional Live Classroom
  • Practice Area(s)
    Legal Practice
    Practice Skills
  • Price: $0

About the Faculty

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    Marika Dias (Speaker)

    Marika Dias has worked in civil legal services since 2001, with a focus on providing legal services that support community organizing work and grass-roots community groups, in particular in struggles around housing rights, immigrant rights and LGBTQ rights. Marika is currently the Director of the Tenant Rights Coalition at Legal Services NYC, a city-wide tenant rights project utilizing eviction defense, proactive group litigation, and community lawyering strategies to combat displacement and gentrification. Marika also represents Legal Services NYC on the Steering Group of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition.