The law is only one strategy, and the lawyer one instrument,
of many, in the struggle for social change.
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 clinics” for, by, with, and within our partner communities
The Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) has created two special initiatives: the CALA Immigration Helpline and Know Your Rights Community Workshops. Both campaigns provide completely free support to immigrant communities—particularly those who are not eligible for federally-funded programs—and organizations serving immigrants that do not have access to an attorney.