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Community Law Practice
Daedalus
  • Luz E. Herrera, Texas A&M University School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Year
2018
ISSN
1548-6192
DOI
10.1162/DAED_a_00542
Abstract

Community-embedded law practices are small businesses that are crucial in addressing the legal needs that arise in neighborhoods. Lawyers in these practices attend to recurring legal needs, contribute to building a diverse profession, and spur community development of modest-income communities through legal education and services. Solo practitioners and small firm lawyers represent the largest segment of the lawyer population in the United States, yet their contributions to addressing the legal needs of modest-income clients are rarely recognized or studied. This essay sheds light on the characteristics, motivations, and challenges these law practices face in providing access to justice to modest-means communities.

Num Pages
7
FIle Type
PDF
Citation Information
Luz E. Herrera. "Community Law Practice" Daedalus Vol. 148 Iss. 1 (2018) p. 106 - 112
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luz-herrera/12/