these street lawyers who restore their dignity to the homeless

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – It is the largest law firm in Italy, but also the poorest. All of its “associates” work on a voluntary basis to help people who have fallen into poverty.

By Maria Novella De Luca (La Repubblica)

It is the largest law firm in Italy (thousand “associates», specialists in civil and criminal law), but also of the poorest: zero euros in turnover. No wonder when you know that their clients are at the very bottom of the social ladder. They live in utter destitution, to such an extent that they don’t even have an address: they are tramps, homeless, homeless. The lawyers who come to their aid call themselves the “street lawyersand are members of an association founded in 2001 by Antonio Mumolo, a labor lawyer who, on cold winter nights, used to voluntarily bring food and blankets to the homeless. from Bologna. “Knowing my work, many of them asked me legal questions, told me about lost pensions, refused inheritances, children taken away for lack of a residence address, bankruptcies…

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