A pro bono representation is often a cross-cultural relationship between an attorney from middle class and a client from generational poverty. An attorney’s failure to understand the challenges that people living in poverty face, and what strategies can overcome those challenges, can complicate, and maybe even derail, a pro bono representation.
To help address this, we have created an interactive educational “Working with Pro Bono Clients” wiki. Topics include:
* Seeing/Bridging Differences * Poverty 101 * Promoting Understanding *
* Empowerment * Strategies for Success * Learn More *
Below is a screen shot of the first page of the wiki which provides information about the various ways to use the tool. Please email [@encode@ email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” display=”email@example.com”] with any suggestions or questions you may have.
Download the Tip of the Month:
May Tip of the Month – New Tool to Learn about Working with People in Poverty