Our vision is a just world without poverty
We want a world where people are valued and treated equally
We want a world where the poorest are empowered and have access to justice
Welcome to Lawyers Against Poverty. Our vision is to build a community of lawyers across the globe who use access to justice to relieve poverty.
Lawyers Against Poverty was created to focus on the vital role justice can play in ending poverty. As individual lawyers, we work hard to protect the interests of our clients. As part of the Lawyers Against Poverty community, we have the opportunity to influence and bring about change that makes justice a reality for those living in poverty.
We offer members the prospect of getting involved in key activities and opportunities. Your membership fees also enable us to fund legal projects which promote access to justice for men and women living in poverty.
Our volunteering opportunities offer a great chance to explore further an aspect of development law which interests you, whether you have a few hours or a period of months.
Thematic Groups offer you the chance to get more involved in our work. They offer an excellent opportunity to expand your legal knowledge and to get involved in an issue that interests you.
Lawyers Against Poverty Week
During the week from 12 June 2017, we hosted a range of special events, debates and seminars on a variety of topics relating to injustice and inequality.
Many people have already been helped by existing work in this field. We want to build on the solid foundations, and help many more communities.
- First ever student hackathon!
- Refugee insight sessions
- Our first ever hackathon!
- New video: Tika’s story
- New video: Sentinels of Forests