My newfound heroes are Janelle Orsi and the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Every day I see the need for more lawyers to defend, to help people at least maintain what they have. But we also need creative lawyers to build the alternatives, the legal structures that allow people to collaborate and meet their own needs.
Lawyers, social scientists, historians, accountants, dreamers, writers, doers and, for that matter, all people, need to be involved in designing the protective structures that will steward the resources, tools, and information on which we rely to survive.
But I also really appreciate how Janelle Orsi recognizes that this is not work for lawyers alone – we all have a role in creating a justice system that works for all of us.