Through this interactive webinar for lawyers and others working in legal practice settings, participants will learn a simple strategy to:
Foster stronger partnerships with clients and strengthen clients’ sense of agency and voice as they navigate the legal system.
Build clients’ capacity to advocate for themselves and their families in all places where decisions are being made that affect them.
Enhance family members’ ability to support, monitor, and advocate for their children in the school system and beyond.
After an introduction to the strategy through an active learning experience, participants will begin to explore how to use the strategy with clients.
When: Tuesday, January 12th • 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Registration: This webinar will be hosted by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). This session is a prelude to COPAA’s 2021 Virtual Summit, and is offered for free to COPAA members. To register please log into connect.copaa.org, click on the All Members community, and click on events. You can also email email@example.com for more information.
Luz Santana is the Co-Director of the Right Question Institute (RQI) and co-author of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions (ASCD: 2016) and Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press: 2011). She began her work with other parents as part of a drop-out prevention program. At the time, she was also traveling a path that led from her own personal experiences coming from Puerto Rico and navigating the welfare and other public systems to earning an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s, and a master’s degree from Springfield College School of Human Services. One of the founders of RQI, she is now a nationally recognized educational innovator, facilitator, and keynote speaker in English and Spanish who has designed a wide range of participatory learning curricula in many fields, including parent engagement, adult education, social services, health care, immigrant advocacy, neighborhood organizing, and voter engagement.
Naomi Campbell is an attorney and the Legal Program Director at the Right Question Institute (RQI). She leads RQI’s efforts to promote the adoption of the Right Question Strategy in legal practice settings serving low-income communities. She is also a member of the Microdemocracy team, collaborating on RQI’s voter engagement, school-family partnerships, health care, and social services programs. Prior to joining RQI, Naomi was a legal fellow with Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM) in Mexico City, where she supported migrant workers in defending their rights as they moved between their home communities in Mexico and their places of work in the United States. She has also represented asylum-seekers and was a teaching assistant for cross-disciplinary negotiation courses. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice in New York.