Supporting Client Agency and Equity: Incorporating Client Empowerment Models into Your Legal Practice
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Attorneys play a critical role in ensuring that the public has meaningful access to Maryland courts and the justice system. However, for many clients – particularly survivors of violence or individuals from communities impacted by racism, poverty, and other systemic inequities – working with an attorney can be a fraught experience, and attorneys may unwittingly reinforce traditional attorney-client power dynamics that minimize client agency and control. Panelists will discuss client empowerment theory and its application in the legal and social services fields, and offer recommendations to foster client empowerment during representation and to create a more equitable attorney-client relationship.
This webinar is hosted by the Human Trafficking Prevention Project, a partnership between University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. For more information about the HTPP, please visit www.mvlslaw.org/ht