Community-Driven Litigation: Transferring Legal Power to Community
9:15-10:35 AM


Alana Greer, Director and Co-Founder, Community Justice Project

Antonio Guiterrez, Co-Founder, Organized Communities Against Deportations

Ramzi Kassem, Professor of Law, Director of CUNY Clear

Krystina François, Secretary, The Black Collective

Moderator: Gabrielle Apollon, Haiti Project Co-Director, Global Justice Clinic, NYU Law

Panelists will discuss the need for community-driven litigation, a legal empowerment approach to litigation that transfers legal power into the hands of community members. The session will explore strategies for how community organizers and attorneys can work together to advance litigation led by the experience and expertise of impacted communities, and reimagine the relationship between attorneys and clients from one of an “expert” to that of “collaborator.”

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