Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Legal Clinics in Rural Communities

Chapters are empowered to participate in 7-9 day Legal Empowerment programs in Honduras and Panama. Volunteers facilitate legal clinics with local lawyers to provide pro-bono consulting and the financial resources for community members to help resolve cases.

Volunteer Activities

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Legal Clinics

Volunteers attend a legal clinic organized by lawyers for the community members with legal issues. Volunteers receive first-hand experience shadowing lawyers as they provide free legal consultations. Common cases range from marriage and divorce requests to domestic violence and child support.

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Help Resolve Family Legal Cases

Volunteers will meet with families to gain trust and understanding of their legal challenges. Later, the volunteers work with the lawyers and families to gather all relevant information about the case that will assist the lawyer in resolving the legal issue. Volunteers will prepare a workshop to present to the clients with recommendations from the lawyer about how to resolve the legal issue and the next steps within the legal process.

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Educational Workshops

Volunteers present educational workshops (i.e. “charlas”, which means “chats” in Spanish) on topics related to legal rights and concepts. Groups will be responsible for executing both an adult and children’s charla.

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Mooting

Mooting provides volunteers with hands-on experiences to better understand the subtle intricacies of complex legal issues and enhance their critical legal thinking, analysis, and advocacy building. Volunteers are able to work alongside student lawyers in preparation and delivery of the moot.

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Institutional Visits

Through this component, volunteers have the opportunity to visit three institutions: a local university in Tegucigalpa, a local municipality and the Supreme Court. Each visit provides a more in-depth look at how international governance and legal operations interact and an opportunity to exchange best practices with law students and country officials.

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