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Susan D. Bennett: “Rebellious Lawyering” and creating a client consortium

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“This article asks whether, ethically and practically, community lawyers can enhance the representation they provide to their individual community-based organizational clients by representing them collectively.”

“One could argue that, rather than some second-best form of representation, representation of a network or consortium of individuals or groups achieves what ‘rebellious lawyering’ strives for: clients ‘assuming greater responsibility for decisions.’” (Citing Gerald P. Lopez, Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice (1992).)

Excerpted from Susan D. Bennett, CREATING A CLIENT CONSORTIUM: BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL, BRIDGING STRUCTURAL HOLES, 13 Clinical L. Rev. 67 (2006).

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