To provide awareness of literacy needs in the community and to provide avenues of service for local attorneys to address these needs.
Anticipated Outcomes for Lawyers for Literacy Involvement
Attorneys will become more acquainted with local literacy needs and issues.
Attorneys will become advocates for literacy programs and reform. Law firms will conduct literacy audits and address ways their firms can more adequately serve the needs of adult clients with low literacy and English skills.
Literacy and adult education will be recommended as an appropriate activity for community service.
Library collections in adult and juvenile correctional facilities will be enhanced.
Attorneys will volunteer to become tutors for adults and children. Law firms will distribute literacy referral materials.
Books and other literacy materials will be donated to local literacy programs.