On Wednesday, March 30 at the Corboy Law Center, the Chicago NLG hosted an event that discussed nontraditional approaches to practicing law and building legal
practices through organization-building. Panelists answered their thoughts on what it means to be a people’s lawyer, how progressive attorneys help interrupt
systems of oppression through their work, and how are attorneys working to consciously build organizing power and community leadership in their practice.
The panelists had participated in programs such as the AmeriCorps VISTA Legal Fellowship and Justice Entrepreneurship Project (“JEP”) where they learned how to build crossdisciplinary relationships to the end that “human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”