Advancing Universal Representation: Implementing the Vision
- Organization: The Vera Institute of Justice, Center for Popular Democracy, and National Immigration Law Center
- Document Type: Report
- Date Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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This report draws from best practices and lessons learned from legal services providers, advocates, and government leaders about designing, implementing, and expanding local and state-funded universal representation programs. It includes recommendations for how to design and fund programs that provide zealous, person-centered representation for all – covering topics such as program design, collaboration between local partners, funding and payment models, shifting organizational and courtroom culture, and staffing and managing legal teams.