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Anti-capitalist and radical-left lawyers and advocates can play an important role in social movements. We know that our legal system institutionalizes injustice and enforces class rule. It’s a site of power and oppression that we cannot leave uncontested because of the immediate damage it does, but we know that solely fighting within the parameters of capitalist law will never lead to the radical social change we need.That’s why lawyers and advocates need to use their legal skills to support grassroots organizing and movements struggling for social transformation. This session will bring together radical lawyers and advocates to explore how we can better support movement building, and how can we do more to strategically disrupt and challenge the legal system, while working under the leadership of those it harms the most.