There is a growing desire within the legal field to take a more community-focused approach in litigation work. We are working on establishing a Community of Practice for litigators, legal practitioners, and litigating organisations working on cases concerning racial, social, and economic justice issues in Europe.
We want this to be a truly participatory, open partnership. The community will be a space to share ideas, experiences, and best practices, and support each other towards individual and shared goals. It is a means of pooling valuable learning and creating new knowledge. It can also strengthen the sense of shared values and shared purpose in the work we are all trying to do.
We will invite participants to:
The aim is for the community to build equitable working models that can be shared widely, which will strengthen community-driven litigation overall. It will also strengthen strategic litigation for racial, social, and economic justice in Europe by offering legal practitioners working on such cases day-to-day an opportunity to connect, educate themselves, support each other, and build knowledge.
It is crucial that the community is a shared space, co-created by its participants. We also recognise that in order to be effective and maintain momentum, the community will need to be cultivated and facilitated to ensure participants get high value for their time and participation.
We will take the lead in establishing the community and helping set up a process for participation and the carrying out of its activities. We will then cultivate and sustain the community through:
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