The Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) is changing legal aid.
We are changing how lawyers and communities work together. Our model, "community activism lawyering," unites lawyers and activists to help underserved communities access justice and pursue social change. We create community activism-law programs for, by, with, and within our partner communities.
When Eric was arrested on a felony drug charge he was told that if he couldn’t afford an attorney, one would be provided for him. Unfortunately, that promise was left unfulfilled.
Maricela’s green card was all but secured. She came to the United States using a tourist visa more than 30 years ago. Through her relatives in the U.S., she had filed an application to become a legal permanent resident. Unfortunately, Maricela’s application got lost in the system, and she never got her green card.