10th Annual Legal Services Conference 2023

Movement lawyering to advance social change

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  • Product Description

    Product Description

    MCLE is pleased to present its 10th Annual Legal Services Conference, which brings together members of the Massachusetts legal services community for a half-day of learning. This year’s Conference focuses on movement lawyering. We are discussing community-driven advocacy to advance systemic change and racial justice.

    Legal services advocates provide high-quality legal services for people with low incomes and populations that have been systemically marginalized. They also work to achieve equity for people living in poverty. Effective advocacy attacks the root causes of poverty, which includes the racialized history of institutions and structures. Movement lawyering empowers legal services advocates to take direction from the communities and people most affected by unjust structures and support them as they build power in their communities.

    At this Conference you learn about the history and concepts behind movement lawyering; hear from different types of community organizations; learn about some of the challenges and rewards of movement lawyering; and get practical, actionable tools to begin applying these tactics in your work.

    You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from your colleagues, learn from existing challenges, and gain practical knowledge to effectively work with your community.

    Stay tuned for updates to the list of participating faculty as the Conference date gets closer!

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • Keynote Address by Lisa L. Owens of the Hyams Foundation

    • Setting the Table: Defining Movement Lawyering

    • Panel Discussions: Stories and Examples from the Community; Challenges and Strategies

    • How Do I Do Movement Lawyering? How to Start, Organizational Approaches, and Tips

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty


    Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

    Featured Speaker(s)

    Lisa Owens, The Hyams Foundation, Boston


    Zenobia T. Lai, Esq., Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Houston
    Bethany Yue-Ping Li, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Yu Sin Mok, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
  • Pricing


    • $35.00 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $35.00 - New Lawyer
    • $35.00 - Pending Admittee
    • $35.00 - Law Student
    • $35.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email