These are dark days if you care about justice. New estimates reveal that over 5 billion people live outside the protection of the law. These are people who can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society.
Against the backdrop of this staggering figure, community paralegals offer hope.
Community paralegals demystify law and empower people to advocate for themselves. They are at the heart of the growing global movement for justice. But to date, they have been largely ignored by scholars and writers.