Movement Lawyering Training Workshop Application

In the fall, BALT will offer a Movement Lawyering training workshop.  The purpose of the training is to:

  • Explore the history of activism and lawyering in Baltimore; expand the capacity of attorneys in Baltimore willing to support the fight for racial justice and state sponsored violence (physical and economic),
  • Increase political education awareness amongst law students, attorneys and legal workers in the Baltimore area (with an emphasis on Black attorneys, law students and legal workers), and
  • Develop a network of attorneys, legal workers and law students in the Baltimore area that are committed to applying movement lawyering principles to combat systemic inequality.

Topics will include:

  • Injustice in Baltimore: 50 Years before Baltimore Uprising: A historical look at policies and laws that led to the 2015 uprising
  • Movement Lawyering 101 
  • Political Will | Movement Lawyering during Trump and Pugh
  • The Voice of the Baltimore Activist | How Should Attorneys Support the Movement?
  • Are Direct Services Enough? Public Interest Landscape in Baltimore
  • Applying Movement Lawyering - Where do we go from here? How can lawyers help? 

If you identify as one of the following, this workshop is for you!

  • African-American Lawyer/Legal Worker/Law Student
  • Public Interest Lawyer
  • 'Movement/Community' Lawyer

The all-day workshops will take place on September 15, 2017 and November 3, 2017. Attendees MUST be able to attend both sessions. Lunch will be provided. 

Application Deadline: August 14, 2017

Application period is now closed. 

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