Litigating Against Poverty: Legal Services and Group Representation

56 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011  

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Larry May

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1, 1984

Abstract

Public debate over the fate of the Legal Services Corporation during the Reagan years came increasingly political, with Reagan Administration officials continuing to call for the total elimination of this poverty law program.New LSC officers seized regional office files, adopted regulations restricting LSC attorneys’ representational and nonrepresentational activities, and regulations restricting financial eligibility of applicants for the program. This article focuses on the thoughtful debate between law reform advocates and equal access defenders in the poverty law community. This article evaluates the objections of equal access advocates like Marshall Breger to see if these objections justify currently proposed restrictions on LSC.

Keywords: Legal Services Corporation, Reagan Administration, poverty law program, Breger, law reform advocates, equal access defenders, poverty law

Suggested Citation

Failinger, Marie A. and May, Larry, Litigating Against Poverty: Legal Services and Group Representation (January 1, 1984). Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, p. 1, 1984. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929504

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

Larry May

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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