Eric F. Wright, Sr. on Trauma and Access to Courts

Eric Wright practiced law for five years in Louisiana before relocating to New York and serving as a law clerk, an experience that provided unique insights into access to the courts. The traumas held by many people during their interactions with the court are also things he witnessed as a legal and community activist. Eric joined #WhoWroteThat to share his perspectives on the relationships between resources and trauma and court access. A recurring theme was the need to have a “spirit of preparation” in the expectation that dealing with the courts, particularly for people in Black and Brown communities, was a matter of when, not if.

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