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Community Lawyering Training


  • Starts:

    10/11/2017 - 09:00 AM
  • Ends:

    10/13/2017 - 05:00 PM

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There are only 20 spots reserved for CORT participants at this training!!!

Move beyond your role as a legal aid lawyer and see yourself as a community catalyst, trusted advisor, and partner. The Shriver Center’s Community Lawyering training brings a new mindset to equal justice advocacy and provides concrete steps to build and sustain strong relationships among community members.

You’ll learn how to garner and activate issues identified by the community, lead a successful advocacy and media campaign, and facilitate leadership. We’ll share real-life examples from groups across the country. You can even organize this course in conjunction with your local community leaders and create a relationship building exercise. Working together, we can achieve real change.This course is co-sponsored with the Committee on Regional Training; it will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 11-13, 2017. Participants are encouraged to stay at Weber's Inn. Rooms can be booked under "CORT/Shriver Community Lawyering Training" at a discounted rate of $97 per night, plus taxes.

For more information about the training:


Matthew Currie- Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE)
Gavin Kearney – Shriver Center
Dorcas Gilmore – Gilmore Khandhar, LLC
Quinn Rallins – Shriver Center


The training will be held at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI 


As a CORT-sponsored event, there is no fee for programs participating in CORT from Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.


CORT will bill programs for the cost of rooms and meals after the training. The daily cost of sleeping rooms will be $97.00/night (plus county/bed taxes), single/double. If participants share rooms, CORT will divide the cost of the room by the number of occupants and bill programs accordingly. The cost of meals will be billed to trainees’ programs will be $88.00. Lunch will be provided each day (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) along with a dinner on Wednesday evening. Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided at the event, included as hospitality.


Any questions on the substance of the training should be directed to Lorray Brown

at  or call (734) 998-6100 x 113. Questions concerning logistics, reservation, and costs should be addressed to Kerri Ferrari at or call 734-998-6100 x151 


Program fees are not refundable. Registered participants who cannot attend may send substitutes as long as 14 days advance written notice is provided through an email to This must be done by Wednesday, September 27, 2017

RETURN APPLICATION NO LATER THAN August 31, 2017. Spots do fill up fast so register now! 

You will receive a confirmation letter with directions to the training site before the training. If you do not receive this letter please contact Kerri Ferrari at

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