How to Develop a Community Paralegal Program
Type: Digital Tool; Guides and Manuals
Community paralegals are grassroots advocates who use their knowledge of the law to seek concrete solutions to instances of injustice.
Based on the needs of a given case, they may employ such tools as mediation, community organizing, education, and advocacy before formal or customary authorities. Paralegals are often linked to lawyers who provide guidance and can resort to litigation if frontline methods fail.
This guide is for people who are designing or improving community-based paralegal programs. It draws lessons from both grassroots experience and research.