Every campaigner engages with the law when fighting for social change but the legal environment is often perceived as; specialist, technical, exclusionary and intimidating.
This interactive Stronger Voice training session will help develop confidence in engaging with the law, increase understanding of ways the law can be used innovatively and how to construct the framework for you to consider including the law in your campaign.
Develop confidence in how to explore integrating legal activities into your work.
Learn about innovative ways the law can be used.
An understanding of how the law can be an empowerment tool for your community.
Examine the possible ways of using the law. Whether you should consider legal action – or is it not right for your campaign?
Be able to add a legal strategy as an additional strategic tool in their campaign planning.
Hear from campaigns that have used legal tools as part of a wider strategy.
About the trainer
This training will be led by barrister and attorney, Shauneen Lambe, who uses the law as a tool for social justice and whose strategic litigation work has regularly changed the law.
This training is delivered in partnership with The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK). SMK aims to support new and inexperienced campaigners, and to champion the right to campaign, offering experience and resources to bring the campaign community together. They support individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them.
Who can attend?
These events are open to anybody working for a voluntary organisation in the criminal justice system. Please only book one ticket per organisation as we expect there to be high demand for these events.
It is aimed at a mixed level group and it will be most useful for anyone working in a policy, campaigns or communications role, or anyone else interested in telling people’s stories to influence policy or to campaign on issues that matter to their organisation or service users.
About Stronger voice
The Stronger Voice programme is funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, and aims to help the voluntary sector working in criminal justice to develop a unified and influential voice, at both a national and regional level. Through this programme, Clinks is bringing together experts across policy, campaigns and communications for a range of free events, training and coaching opportunities to support organisations of all sizes to feel more confident in influencing policy and campaigning for change.