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=”martha@volunteerlawyersnetwork.org” display=”martha@volunteerlawyersnetwork.org”] with any suggestions or questions you may have.

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www.wpbc.wikispaces.com


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