Month: April 2020

Video: Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis – (5th Installment – Criminal Legal System)

Here’s the video for the fifth session, held on April 21st, focusing on the Criminal Legal System. The discussion was moderated by Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton, Co-Directors of the Systemic Justice Project. The Panelists were:

The Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis series of zoom webinars is hosted by the Systemic Justice Project on on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Click here for more information about the webinar series.

Systemic Lawyering Webinar #6 – Focus on Economic Inequities

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Join this week’s “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar at:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864.  

This week’s session (Tuesday, April 28, at 12pm EST) will focus on economic inequity in the time of COVID-19. Participants include:

Moderators:

The series features systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisis. Each session examines the special challenges posed by the crisis, the pressing needs, the new opportunities, and the more general lessons for lawyers, law students, and others committed to promoting systemic change.

For more details about the series, including links to videos of previous sessions, see https://systemicjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/systemic-lawyering-webinar-series/

You can find a list of previous sessions and links to videos here

If you are a law student looking for ways to pitch in right away: https://www.peoplesparity.org/coronavirus/.

For information about the COVID-19 Rapid Reaction/Systems Summer Institute, go here.

Click here to join the webinars via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864.

COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute

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A collaboration between People’s Parity Project (PPP), the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), and the Justice Catalyst (JC) announces a COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute, which will engage law students in full-time (or part-time) summer legal fellowships, working with legal and law-related organizations on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis. While working on urgent projects, fellows will also participate in additional programming, described below. 

Fellows will conduct research, write memos or reports, produce “know your rights” materials, and otherwise assist with projects aimed at ensuring the most vulnerable members of our society obtain the support they need and meet the legal challenges they face in this public health and economic crisis.

Specific projects will continue to develop in response to the current crisis and the needs of partner organizations. Sample projects could include:

  • identifying state-level legal barriers to instituting vote-by-mail for the November election;
  • assessing the authority of governors to free individuals held in detention in public health crises;
  • supporting individuals applying for unemployment insurance;
  • identifying means of holding individuals accountable for marketing sham cures for COVID-19;
  • supporting advocacy efforts for states to provide unhoused people with either temporary or permanent access to housing.

Fellows will receive three tiers of supervision/mentorship:

  1. the program’s coordinating and supervising team composed of members of PPP/SJP/JC; 
  2. the lawyers and members of partner organizations who provide projects and with whom fellows will work directly; and
  3. volunteer attorneys, who will devote a fixed number of hours per week supervising specific students/teams.

In most cases the host organization will be People’s Parity Project but specific placements may vary. The coordinating team will include Molly Coleman, Jacob Lipton, and Jon Hanson.

The additional programming will be led by the Systemic Justice Project, and is designed to build community and provide participants a chance to share lessons, learn about different kinds of justice-oriented lawyering, compare different theories of change, examine deeper systemic problems revealed by the pandemic, and consider what opportunities the crisis might create for advancing long-term systemic change. It will include workshops with community organizers, social activists, justice-oriented lawyers, clinical faculty, and podium faculty from a variety of organizations and institutions. 

If you are a law student potentially interested in participating either as a part time volunteer or a full time fellow, a lawyer potentially interested in providing pro bono supervision, or an individual or organization potentially interested in proposing projects, please complete this form:  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78qGEWt1RhVEDqd 

If you have a specific project to propose, please submit it here. Projects could be for an individual student or a team of students, and can vary in length and time commitment: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0OpMPioBvhzNfoh 

We have secured limited funding to support this work, and also intend to qualify for summer public interest funding from law schools where possible.

Please distribute this message widely to organizations, lawyers, and students!

If you have any questions, please contact jlipton@law.harvard.edu and molly@peoplesparity.org 

Molly Coleman
Jacob Lipton
Jon Hanson

 

Video: Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis – (4th Installment – Immigration)

Here’s the video for the fourth session, held on April 14th, focusing on Immigration. The discussion was moderated by Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton, Co-Directors of the Systemic Justice Project. The Panelists were:

The Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis series of zoom webinars is hosted by the Systemic Justice Project on on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Click here for more information about the webinar series.

Systemic Lawyering Webinar #5 – Focus on Criminal Legal System

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Join this week’s “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar at:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864.  

This week’s session, Tuesday April 14 at 12pm EST, focuses on the criminal legal system and features the following panelists:

The series features systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisis. Each session examines the special challenges posed by the crisis, the pressing needs, the new opportunities, and the more general lessons for lawyers, law students, and others committed to promoting systemic change.

For more details about the series, including links to videos of previous sessions, see https://systemicjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/systemic-lawyering-webinar-series/

You can find a list of previous sessions and links to videos here

If you are a law student looking for ways to pitch in: https://www.peoplesparity.org/coronavirus/

Click here to join the webinars via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864.

Video: Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis – (3rd Installment – Decarceration)

Here’s the video for the third session, held on April 8th, focusing on Decareration. The discussion was moderated by Harvard Law Students, Connie Cho and Rio Sharf. The Panelists were:

The “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” series of zoom webinars is hosted by the Systemic Justice Project on on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Click here for more information about the webinar series.

Systemic Lawyering Webinar #4 – Focus on Immigration

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This week the “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar Tuesday April 14 at 12pm EST, will focus on immigration.

Join at:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864. 

This week’s session, Tuesday April 14 at 12pm EST, focuses on immigration and features the following panelists:

Next week’s session, Tuesday, April 21, at 12pm EST, will focus on the criminal legal system and feature:

The series features systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisis. Each session examines the special challenges posed by the crisis, the pressing needs, the new opportunities, and the more general lessons for lawyers, law students, and others committed to promoting systemic change.

For more details about the series, including links to videos of previous sessions, see https://systemicjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/systemic-lawyering-webinar-series/

You can watch one of last week’s webinars, featuring Esme Caramello, Joey Longley, and Derecka Purnell here.

If you are a law student looking for ways to pitch in: https://www.peoplesparity.org/coronavirus/

Click here to join the webinars via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864.

Video: Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis – Webinar Two

The video for the second session, held on April 7th, is now available, featuring:

Here’s the video:

 

 

This is the second in a series of zoom webinars, hosted by the Systemic Justice Project on “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Click here for more information about the webinar series 

Systemic Lawyering Series – Week 2

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This week there will be two sessions of the “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar,  both available at:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864. The series features systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisisEach session examines the special challenges posed by the crisis, the pressing needs, the new opportunities, and the more general lessons for lawyers, law students, and others committed to promoting systemic change. 

On Tuesday April 7 at 12pm EST, the webinar will feature: 

On Wednesday April 8 at 5pm EST, there will be a special session on decarceration hosted by students from the Justice Lab featuring: 

For full details, see https://systemicjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/systemic-lawyering-webinar-series/ 

Watch last week’s webinar, featuring Sabi Ardalan, Matthew Duffy, Jane Flanagan, and Andrea Sáenz at: https://systemicjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/systemic-lawyering-in-times-of-crisis-webinar-one/ 

If you are a law student wanting to pitch in, visit: https://www.peoplesparity.org/coronavirus/ 

Click here to join the webinars via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/770662864. 

Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis Webinar One

The Systemic Justice Project is hosting a zoom webinar series on “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Click here for more information about the webinar series 

The first session, on March 31st, featured:

Watch the webinar here: