Black, Indigenous and People of Color are over represented in criminal carceral system due to white supremacy. Yet under-represented and under-served in legal representation.
The only path to a healthy sustainable future is abolition of white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism. A good start is abolishing police and investing in community. Smith Law is oriented in abolition and collective liberation.
"87% of Black people and 61% of white people said the U.S. criminal justice system treats Black people less fairly."
“[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”
-Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
The Justice Gap
Only 20% of the legal needs of low income communities are met. Low income communities equally constitute the majority of unrepresented litigants. State tribunals have seen an increasing number of unrepresented low-income litigants facing high-stakes court issues - such as family courts and housing courts.
This means that low income communities are largely being underserved because they do not have the means for proper representation in addition to being discriminated against in the court system.
At Smith Law, we are committed to meeting our clients where they are. Our communities drive our advocacy. We bring together more than 16 years of experience and community engagement.
We will stand with you and for you. Contact us at sade@thesmithlaw or leave us a message here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.