Rebellious Lawyering is a method of effecting social change through lawyering.
“Avoiding subordination in the attorney-client relationship equates to lawyers truly valuing their clients’ informed judgment and skills, and recognizing the necessity of active roles for clients in the collaborative process. In the rebellious lawyering model, social change is accomplished by this partnership with and empowerment of clients and communities; the goal of collaboration becomes more than a simple ‘win.’”
Excerpted from Bill Ong Hing, COOLIES, JAMES YEN, AND REBELLIOUS ADVOCACY, 14 Asian Am. L.J. 1 (2007).
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