Community Lawyering for Environmental Justice Part 1: Key Concepts, Skills, and Practice-Oriented Specifics

January 25, 2022 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Webinar Only

An ELI Public Webinar

Community lawyering, sometimes known as empowerment lawyering, is key to meaningful environmental justice-oriented pro bono work. Community lawyering involves collaboration with individuals and community members as facilitative partners. As a result, it differs from the more traditional representational lawyering with which many attorneys are familiar.

Join our expert panelists for an in-depth discussion around the ways that the concept and practice of community and empowerment lawyering apply to environmental justice matters. Panelists for this session will focus on working with individuals and communities in and around the Washington, D.C. and New York area.  

This event is the first in a series of instructional, practice-oriented webinars designed to provide environmental attorneys with the skills and knowledge they need to engage in meaningful environmental justice pro bono work and to provide appropriate, effective support to communities in these types of matters. CLE will be offered for each webinar. Future sessions will expand the geographic scope of this conversation and dive deeper into specific areas of environmental justice.

Arielle King, Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Lanessa Chaplin, Assistant Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
Seema Kakade, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Clinic, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Taylor Lilley, Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Webinar CLE Attendees (you must have included your CLE info when you registered):

  • When watching the webinar you will need to have the webinar at the forefront of your computer screen, as GoTo webinar software will be tracking attentiveness and creating an attentiveness report.
  • You will need to be watching the webinar for a majority of the time to receive CLE Credit.
  • We will email you the CLE information and certification within one week of the event.