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Legal Services Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-012
Abstract The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the organizational successor of the OEO-Legal Services Program. The idea of creating an independent legal services entity was initially proposed in 1971 by an ABA study committee, headed by Jerome Shestack, as well as the President’s Advisory Council on Executive Reorganization (Ash Council). The LSC was then established by the United States Congress in 1974 as a private, non-profit corporation promoting equal access to justice (P.L. 93-355). The LSC,...
Dates: 1975 - 2014

National Legal Aid and Defender Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-023
Scope and Contents Scope and content note: The NLADA collection came to the NEJL in several accessions and covers the time period from about 1975 until 2005. Most of the processed materials document the work of the Legal Services Corporation, and cooperation between the LSC and the NLADA, as well as the development of regional legal services organizations arranged by state. Additional accessions, which cover the organizational history of the NLADA, and the work of the civil and defender divisions, are...
Dates: 1975 - 2000

Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-049
Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged into five series: 1) background information on the Reginald Heber Smith Community Fellows Program, 1967-1985; 2) original rosters and current information of Reggies by class year; 3) current information about former Reggies, arranged alphabetically; 4) planning materials related to the Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion of Reggies; and 5) Reunion program materials and documentation (includes audio-visual materials, stored separately). A finding aid exists.

Dates: 1967 - 1998

Richard Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-003
Scope and Contents The collection includes predominantly materials documenting Richard Wilson's work as the director of the Defender Division at the NLADA from 1980-1985, including a variety of reports evaluating local, regional and federal defender systems in the United States. It also includes conference papers, testomonies, and documentation related to two court cases related to the right to effective counsel in criminal proceedings: United States v. Harrison P. Cronic, 466 U.S. 648 (1984), and James...
Dates: 1973 - 1992

Robert J. Rhudy Papers

 Collection
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 - 2000

William Reece Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-017
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection includes speeches given at bar association events and award ceremonies. Also included are articles, reports and a transcript of a press conference given in support of the Legal Services Corporation.

Dates: 1974 - 1993

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Legal assistance to the poor -- United States 13
Legal services -- United States 6
Legal assistance to the poor 4
Indigent defense -- United States 2
Legal aid -- International 2