Catalyst 2: Plan as a group

  • Set realistic expectations about what you and your organization can contribute and what risks or uncertainties you foresee. Don’t be afraid to admit when a task is outside your area of expertise – that’s what collaboration is for!
  • As a group, divide responsibilities based on each collaborator’s expertise, resources, and bandwidth. Decide who will provide the “bridges” between collaborators and make sure they have the support they need.
  • Create a timeline that includes both external events (court dates, legislative hearings, elections, etc.) and internal deadlines. Build in extra time for unanticipated events.
  • Be prepared to put in time away from your desk. Collaborative strategic litigation means dedicating time to supporting others – be sure to factor this in when setting your own deadlines.

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