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Michael Otto


United States


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Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 05, 2019

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5 Key Takeaways from Our Annual Network Survey

Earlier this year, we asked practitioners about the challenges they faced in 2016 and what the legal empowerment movement needs to thrive. We received responses from members across 60 countries. Below, we outline key findings from the survey results and how they’ve influenced what our network is doing. 1) A lack of financing continues to…

Posted May 12, 2017
The Exchange of Ideas and Inspiration

Juves Tchiamala works for Lawyers of Hope Rwanda, empowering vulnerable individuals in court or through a network of paralegals he helps to train and coordinate. His organization was struggling with monitoring cases, communicating impact, securing financial sustainability, and recruiting and motivating community paralegals. So when Juves heard about the Global Legal Empowerment learning exchange, he…

Posted December 10, 2016
He Came with Challenges and Left with Solutions

Bambang Pradityo works for KBH Bogor in Indonesia. KBH Bogor is a legal aid organization that uses paralegals to help local farming communities and labor unions understand and advocate for their rights. Bambang, however, has faced significant challenges in his work. Efforts to build a strong paralegal network were not going well, and finding sustainable funding…

Posted October 14, 2016
5 Ways the Network Survey Results Influenced our Plans

This past December and January we asked members of the Global Legal Empowerment Network about the needs and challenges of their work, and how we can grow stronger as a community. People from 52 countries responded. As we cross the half-year mark, we wanted to share what we learned from the survey, what we’ve done…

Posted June 29, 2016