Community Benefits Law Center

Providing legal assistance to community-based efforts to transform local economies and expand community control of land.

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The Community Benefits Law Center is a project of PowerSwitch Action. We work with organizations and entities of government, helping them navigate the complex array of legal and policy issues on the path to meaningful results.

Our attorneys are recognized national experts in the areas of community benefits agreements, community workforce agreements and other measures that make economic development more accountable to community needs.

We are building a national network of attorneys with expertise in the community benefits field, giving individual attorneys the ability to share strategies, advise each other, work collaboratively, and build on each others’ victories in communities across the country. The CBLC assists local attorneys doing community benefits work and helps lawyers work together on the many legal aspects of community benefits campaigns.