Tag Archives: advocate

The Importance of Education in Advocacy

Decisions will be made that affect your life, whether you’re the one that makes them is up to you. In the legal world, you may forfeit rights you didn’t even know you had or you may make poor decisions based on faulty information. Knowledge is critical. Roads to Justice North Carolina provides education to women […]

Welcome Sarah Jessica Farber, our newest board member

Roads to Justice is excited to announce the addition of our newest board member! Sarah Jessica Farber is a solo practitioner in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a statewide criminal defense practice in criminal trials, appeals, and post-conviction litigation in our state and federal courts.  She is a life-long lover of the printed word, and majored in English […]

The Women’s Center

Today I had a fantastic meeting with the Director of Career and Legal Programs, Beth Vasquez at the Women’s Center in Chapel Hill. We talked about potential areas for collaboration, as our goals are very similar, though our approach and focus differ. One of the many things they offer is Legal Information Service, which is a […]

Poverty ain’t just being broke…

Poverty, especially inter-generational poverty, has an unmistakable but often unspoken impact on the dignity of an individual. People who learned from birth that there was no room at the table for them as children have to re-teach themselves that they are in fact equal in humanity to everyone else on the planet. There are stories […]

Poverty & Legal Issues

Legal problems don’t exist in a vacuum. Even in the most expensive lawsuits between multinational corporations over the most obscure minutiae, there is latent context that not everyone sees. There are personalities to deal with, cultural differences, competing concerns, etc. For the women we serve living in poverty, this is very true as well. There […]