Legal assistance to the poor -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Alfred Corbett Papers is arranged in five series. Most of the materials in the first series (Oregon), were collected during Corbett's service as Oregon State Representative and later as State Senator from 1956 until 1965. The second series documents his work with the Office of Economic Opportunity/Legal Services Program (OEO/LSP), and includes reports and evaluations of several Community Action Agencies and planning and budgeting for nation-wide and regional...
Dates: 1965-1977, 1993
Scope and Contents In this interview, Bruce Allen discusses the establishment and early history of the Legal Aid Society of Sacramento County/Legal Aid Society of Northern California during the 1950s, and the support of the Sacramento County bar Association for the project.Allen recalls ongoing discussions about the types of cases the Society should handle (i.e., if they should handle divorce cases), and whether they should accept federal funding for legal aid. He discusses his involvement with the creation...
Dates: 1991 Sep 03
Scope and Contents This collection largely contains meeting material from various LSC groups: Board of Directors; Committee on Appropriations and Audit, Office of Field Services, Committee on Operations and Regulations, Presidential Search Committees and others. Of note is a draft monitoring report that gives an analysis of the program at Legal Services of North Carolina, Inc., including a response by the LSNC to that report. Miscellaneous articles and manuals are listed under the "Topical" file.
Dates: 1977 - 1994
Scope and Contents In the interview, Hulett “Bucky” Askew recalls how he first got involved with legal services during law school at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia, when he worked in the Atlanta Legal Aid Office as part of his requirements for graduation. He discusses how he went to Washington, DC, to work for the OEO Legal Services Program in early 1969 as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Health Affairs, which he called the “most formative and critical experience” of his life. He became friends...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22
Scope and Contents Clint Bamberger discusses his early career; his involvement in Brady v. Maryland and the impact of the case; his recruitment to the OEO by Howard Westwood; his unsuccessful campaign for Maryland Attorney General; his teaching career; his work as the Executive VP of the Legal Services Corporation; his departure for the LSI; and the Reggie program.He also discusses major challenges for legal services throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the CRLA controversy and the reduction of funding...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1999 Mar 17
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
Scope and Contents This collection contains a reprint from Howard Westwood from the Howard Law Journal; correspondence with Navajo leader Peter MacDonald; a pamphlet from the Navajo Reservation's DNA's People Legal Services (DNA is an anagram for the Navajo phrase that translates to "attorneys who work for the economic revitalization of the people); material from the 1999 Servant of Justice Awards; an OEO memo; and a scan of a photo with Athey, Hillary Clinton and others.
Dates: 1967 - 2000