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How lawyers can support and empower communities to achieve change

This report included information from visits to the US and Canada on strategies to improve community education, community organizing, research, advocacy and reform, and advice and casework. The author was awarded a fellowship to examine whether community legal centres’ work could be made more effective using community organizing techniques.

The report investigates how community organizers partner with legal advocates in countries with similar legal traditions but stronger community organizing histories to achieve change, with lessons for Australian advocates. It also contains suggestions for implementation by community legal centres in Australia, based on interviews with a range of organizations across Canada, the United States, and the U.K.

Author: Farrell, James
Title of Work: How lawyers can support and empower communities to achieve change
Date: 2015
Organization: Queensland Association of Legal Services Inc.
URL: Click here http://www.qails.org.au/_dbase_upl/Churchill%20final%20report.pdf
Topic: Access to Justice; Legal capability/legal literacy & PLE development and delivery
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Australia
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): Queensland
Availability: Full report online
Language: English