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Project Advisory Group (PAG)


Historical Note

The Project Advisory Group was established in 1967 as an advisory group to the Office of Legal Services (OLS) of the OEO. PAG served as the voice of legal services organizations, lawyers, paralegals, staff and clients. The original members were hand-picked by the OLS and consisted primarily of project directors. By the early 1990s, almost all federally funded legal services programs were members of PAG. Funding for PAG grew increasingly problematic, and in 1998, PAG merged with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bergmark, Martha -- Interview by Harrison McIver, 1992 Jul 28

Identifier: NEJL-009.014
Scope and Contents

The interview discusses the beginnings of Martha Bergmark's career in legal services, the situation of legal services in Mississippi during the 1960s and 1970s, opposition of the private bar against legal services, expansion of legal services in the late 1970s, effects of the Reagan cutbacks. Also discussed are Shaw .v Mississippi; The McComb Amendment; Ayres v. Fortise, Brown v. Board of Education; Governor’s veto of OEO grant fund; municipal equalization; and IOLTA funds.

Dates: 1992 Jul 28

Robert J. Rhudy Papers

Identifier: NEJL-013
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises articles, reports, and other materials related to legal services. A significant portion of the papers cover the issues surrounding the passage of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974.

Dates: 1971 - 2002

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Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Legal aid -- International 1
Legal assistance to the poor 1
Legal assistance to the poor -- Maryland 1
Legal assistance to the poor-Mississippi 1