Democratizing Legal Knowledge
Too often legal knowledge is held only by lawyers and other legal professionals. This is true even though the community need for legal support far exceeds the number of legal professionals available. We partner with immigrant-led organizations to ensure that legal knowledge and information grows and remains in the community.
PLAN provides regular mentoring and support to local immigrant leaders to grow their knowledge about supporting immigrants impacted by the legal system. PLAN shares resources and co-creates materials to support the legal needs of their local immigrant community.
In March 2022, PLAN began its first legal training curriculum to support immigrant leaders in getting the training they need to support their communities and potentially become BIA Accredited Representatives in the future.
We partner with local attorneys and organizations to hold Spanish-English language accessible community education events on topics relevant to undocumented immigrant communities. The recording and materials from our Nov. 2021 training on COVID emergency rental assistance for immigrants can be found here.
We also begun an informational series on our social media known as Did You Know? Here we share frequently asked questions clients and community members have about immigration and the legal system. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on upcoming posts and community events.