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    • Annual Reports 

      Legal Services Corporation (LSC, 1974)
      This collection includes the annual reports from 1978 until today. Beginning in 1998-1999, the annual reports are available online from the LSC website, and researchers can access the permalink through DG. Hard copies of ...
    • Answering Gideon's Call Outside the Courtroom:Policy Reform Strategies to Protect the Right to Counsel 

      School of Public Affairs, American University; National Legal Aid and Defender Organization; Washington College of Law, American University; National Council of Chief Defenders (2013-03-18)
      On March 18, 1963, the United States Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the right to counsel for those who could not afford to hire an attorney. The Supreme Court stated that counsel is critical ...
    • Branded for Life Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults under its “Direct File” Statute 

      Human Rights Watch; Alba Morales (Author, 2014-04-10)
      This 110-page report details the harm that results from the state’s practice of giving prosecutors full discretion to decide which children to prosecute in adult courts. More than 98 percent of the 1,500 cases of children ...
    • Civil Legal Aid in the United States: An Update for 2015 

      Houseman, Alan (2015-12)
      The National Report for the United States (US) for the International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) consists of two parts: Part I is an update to previous national reports covering the period from June of 2013 through December of ...
    • Comments on Our Situation 

      Bellow, Gary (1982-03-06)
      Gary Bellow, Comments on Our Situation, prepared for the Conference on Legal Services, March 6, 1982.In: Poverty, issue number 9, November 1986, p.4-6. This article is part of the Gail Kinney papers, NEJL 066.
    • D.C. Prisoners: Conditions of Confinement in the District of Columbia 

      Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; Covington & Burling LLP (Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Covington & Burling LLP, 2015-06-11)
      The appalling conditions of confinement in D.C. prison facilities, especially in light of their disproportionate impact on African-Americans, are a key criminal justice and civil rights issue in Washington DC. This is the ...
    • Don't I Need a Lawyer? 

      Constitution Project (Constitution Project, The, 2015)
      For more than a decade, The Constitution Project National Right to Counsel Committee (“Committee”) has examined the state of indigent defense in our country, determined to assist governments in realizing the promise of ...
    • The Erlenborn Commission Report 

      Erlenborn Commission (corp. author); Legal Services Corporation (corp. author); Aleinikoff, Thomas A.; Casellas, Gilbert F.; Cleveland, Sarah H.; Erlenborn, John N.; Rogers, Nancy Hardin; Trucios-Haynes, Enid F. (Legal Services Corporation, 1999)
      “The Erlenborn Commission was authorized by a resolution of the Corporation’s Board of Directors on November 16, 1998, to study the presence requirement in the Corporation’s statutory restriction on the representation of ...
    • Gideon at 50 Part I - Rationing Justice: The Underfunding of Assigned Counsel Systems 

      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2013-03)
      This report documents the unreasonably low rates of compensation paid to private attorneys who represent indigent defendants in state courts. The lack of adequate funding restricts the pool of attorneys willing to represent ...
    • Gideon at 50, Part II - Redefining Indigence: Financial Eligibility Guidelines for Assigned Counsel 

      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) (NACDL, 2013-03)
      This 50-State Survey of Financial Eligibility Guidelines for Assigned Counsel documents how states decide who is “too poor” to hire a lawyer. The survey looks at how states define “indigency” and whether or not that ...
    • The Global Poverty Consensus Report 

      Academics Stand Against Poverty; Comparative Research Program on Poverty; Cimadamore, Alberto D.; Lange, Lynda (2015-09)
      The Global Poverty Consensus Report (GPCR) is an ongoing joint project initiated by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) and supported by the Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP). The goal of this preliminary ...
    • Incarceration's front door : the misuse of jails in America 

      Vera Institute of Justice; Subramanian, Ram; Delaney, Ruth Elizabeth; Roberts, Stephen; Fishman, Nancy; McGarry, Peggy (Vera Institute of Justice, 2015-02-11)
      Local jails, which exist in nearly every town and city in America, are built to hold people deemed too dangerous to release pending trial or at high risk of flight. This, however, is no longer primarily what jails do or ...
    • Legal Services During the 1971 Mayday Demonstrations 

      Board of Trustees, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (1971-09)
    • Legal Services History (1985) 

      Houseman, Alan W.; Dooley, John A. (1985-11)
      This is the second draft of a series of articles on the future of legal services. The history is the product of the Project on Poverty Research and Legal Services of the Center for Law and Social Policy.
    • The National Consumer Law Center From Its Birth to 2013 

      Budnitz, Mark Elliott (2015-11-01)
      The article describes, analyzes and evaluates the role played by the National Consumer Law Center, a public interest law firm dedicated to promoting the legal rights of low income consumers, in the development of consumer ...
    • PAG Reports 

      Project Advisory Group (PAG) (1978)
      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 ...
    • Regionalization of Legal Services: An Examination of Problems and Issues 

      National Advisory Committee for OEO Legal Services, Subcommittee on Regionalization (1970)
    • Report of the Legal Services Program, Office of Economic Opportunity, to the American Bar Association 

      Legal Services Program (Washington, D.C. : The Office, 1966-, 1966)
    • The Right to Legal Aid: How British Columbia's Legal Aid System Fails to Meet International Human Rights Obligations (2014) 

      Leslie, Lois; Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (Vancouver, BC: Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, 2014, 2014)
      As a result of drastic reductions in funding for legal aid services in British Columbia (BC) over the past fifteen years, the province now fails to meet even the most basic legal aid needs of British Columbians to the point ...
    • Securing Equal Justice for All: A Brief History of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States (2013) 

      Houseman, Alan; Perle, Linda (Washington, D.C.: CLASP, 2013-12)
      This short history is based on the previous written work of Justice Earl Johnson, Justice John Dooley, Martha Bergmark, and the authors. This is the third revision to our first history originally written in 2003 and ...