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Negotiating Justice: Progressive Lawyering, Low-Income Clients, and the Quest for Social Change

Corey S. Shdaimah


While many young people become lawyers for the big bucks, others are motivated by the pursuit of social justice, seeking to help people for whom legal services are financially, socially, or politically inaccessible. These progressive lawyers often bring a considerable degree of idealism to their work, and many leave the field due to insurmountable red tape and spiraling disillusionment. But what about those who stay? And what do their clients think? This book explores how progressive lawyers and their clients negotiate the dissonance between personal idealism and the realities of a system that ... More

Keywords: progressive lawyers, idealism, clients, legal system, autonomy, collaboration, transformation, social change, justice, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740545
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corey S. Shdaimah, author