This edition is the first edition of the Indonesian Journal of Advocacy and Legal Services (IJALS) which contains various research articles relating to community service in the field of law. This edition of the journal contains ten articles relating to community development, community strengthening, and community empowerment in the legal sector. This edition is filled with articles from various universities in Indonesia. This edition raises the focus of the theme "Strengthening Community and Legal Sector in Indonesia", where all the writings that are the result of real programs in the community either come from student Community Services programs or community service programs conducted by lecturers. This edition is also supported and featured with articles from the results of a program of community service in the field of legal science initiated by several law clinics at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang.