THE LAW CENTER FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE
In pursuit of its ultimate mission to achieve transformational change in the economic and social structures of our society, the Foundation also funds and supports organizations and individuals who advocate for societal change that results in a more equitable distribution of resources and a fairer society. Keeping this ultimate goal in mind, the Foundation is collaborating with the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to create a non-profit law center that will provide advocacy and legal services to support activists who are engaged in the promotion of economic and social justice issues.
To carry out its objectives, the law center will harness the resources of grassroots community organizations, along with its own resources, to effectuate changes in the law that advance economic and social justice issues. Although it will engage in litigation, its main focus will be advocacy.
THE WORK OF THIS CENTER CAN BE CATEGORIZED IN
LOBBYING AND ACTIVITIES
Engage in lobbying and organizing activities to promote economic & social justice issues.
Engage in high-impact litigation to effect changes in the law that promote economic and/or social justice.
PROVIDE LEGAL SUPPORT
Provide pro-bono legal support to activists promoting economic or social justice issues.
Provide legal services to the general public on a sliding fee-scale, implementing the following case-selection criteria:
1. Every case taken by the Center must have a significant social or economic justice component, such the Center's participation in the case contributes significantly towards advancing a social/economic justice issue.
2. The Center has attorneys with the required expertise available and willing to take the case.
3. The Center's staff has adequate time and resources available to handle the case effectively.
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