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.
CALA and other immigrant and civil rights organizations across Illinois have submitted a request to the Honorable Lloyd Karmeier, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, to protect families from immigration activities at Illinois courthouses.
CALA is looking for an attorney with genuine interest in community lawyering, connecting the law with grassroots activism, and being part of a new legal services model to be a part of our early development.
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.