Justice Rising Advocates (JRA) is a group of young professionals that fight for justice alongside Community Legal Services (CLS) and educate the legal community about the importance of our work. The next generation of lawyers and other advocates are ready and willing to make a difference, and JRA offers that opportunity.
Members of JRA are committed to advancing the mission of CLS as they rise in the community and their careers. Through JRA, young professionals can learn about key issues so they can be effective advocates for justice. They also help low-income Philadelphians through volunteering at legal clinics and other events. Many members of JRA choose to donate to CLS, which helps CLS to serve thousands of low-income clients each year.
As a member of JRA, you have the opportunity network with other young professionals, as well as leaders in the field. You also have access to substantive, service, and social opportunities connected with CLS, including a variety of engaging and free CLEs, and volunteer opportunities at legal clinics.