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Friday, December 8 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
A Fresh Approach to Community Lawyering: Lessons Learned

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In 2015, as a response to the unrest in Baltimore City after the death of Freddie Gray, Maryland Legal Aid began the Community Lawyering Initiative. First introduced to the NLADA community at the 2016 conference in Indianapolis, the project has grown leaps and bounds. This session will detail the lessons learned in the last 12 months of tremendous project growth. After building more than 100 new community partnerships with social services providers, serving more than 7,000 clients, and developing training curriculum for pro bono attorneys, Maryland Legal Aid and its partners are ready to share successes, challenges, and best practices. Session attendees will hear from clients, communiity partners, and program director Amy Petkovsek. As Maryland Legal Aid's 2016 annual report suggests, the "Power of Partnerships" is tremendous--bringing new expertise, new grant opportunities, expanded client services, and a vision for serving clients that will last for years to come.


Amy Petkovsek

Director of Advocacy, Training & Pro Bono, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Amy Petkovsek is the director of advocacy for training and pro bono at Maryland Legal Aid. Before serving in this position, she represented children for seven years in Legal Aid’s child advocacy practice in Prince Georges and Montgomery County, Maryland. She also served as an appellate... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room Level

Attendees (19)