California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
California Rural Legal Assistance was founded in 1965 and is based in San Francisco, California. A product of President Johnson's War on Poverty program, CRLA is a federally-funded legal services organization that deals with issues involving immigrant workers and the rural poor. It had a rocky relationship with Ronald Reagan when, as Governor of California, he attempted to block a grant awarded to CRLA. When Reagan became president, he and his administration defunded the Community Services Agency, CRLA's chief funder, and put it under the patronage of the Legal Services Corporation.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Oral history interview with Professor Gary Bellow, professor at the Harvard Law School. The interview was conducted on the campus of the Harvard Law School on March 17, 1999, by Zona Hostetler ZONA HOSTETLER from Washington, D.C., and I will be conducting the interview.
Interview with H. Michael (Mickey) Bennett conducted in Palo Alto, California by Alan Houseman on May 27, 2004.
The records include materials from Carol Ruth Silver's services as a legal services attorney in the 1960s, the early days of the legal services program. They include files from Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services, California Rural Regal Services Delano Office, Alamada County Legal Aid Society Fruitvale Office, and material from Silver's consulting work for the NLADA in Alaska. They cover the period from 1967-1971.
This collection includes material related to McCalpin's work with LSC, SCLAID, Missouri Legal Aid Society and other legal aid efforts. Also included is material related to his work with international legal aid.