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Aurora Martin | popUPjustice – Diversity at the Decision-Making Table

Aurora is the founder of popUPjustice and the former executive director of Columbia legal services. Aurora shares her immigrant story and access to justice journey, including her vision as founder of popUPjustice, a social justice startup focused on community building and innovation. We also talk about the importance, or rather, the imperative for diversity at the decision-making table in social justice organizations, movements, and communities. Shownotes at justicepodcast.com


Lynn Kelly | City Bar Justice Center – Built for Pro Bono

The City Bar Justice Center is different from other legal aid organizations in that it can’t do the work without volunteers. The Justice Center is built for pro bono. The Justice Center recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer attorneys that want to give back to the community and matches them with low income clients in New York City who can’t afford to pay for the legal services that they need. The Justice Center has been known as a resource through the court system for a long time,...


Lam Nguyen Ho | CALA - Community Activism Lawyering

“Everything we do is community located, community operated and community directed. The difference in community activism lawyering vs. traditional aid is not only in terms of access but impact.” The Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA)’s founder Lam Nguyen Ho shares his journey and the work his organization is doing in the access to justice space to bring about systemic change. Want to get involved? Access to justice requires a commitment to being a part of the communities that you want...


Miguel Willis | ATJ Tech Fellows – Fall in Love with the Problem

“How do we implement race-based advocacy with design thinking to ideate a legal solution?” – a critical-thinking blog challenge put forth by Miguel Willis to the ATJ Tech Fellows captures the essence of this episode and what Miguel and the access to justice tech program program is all about. Want to get involved? Miguel says to fall in love with the problem first before thinking about the solution. Learn, study, inquire. Find your big WHY. The ATJ Tech Fellow program is a summer program...