ERIC Number: ED055564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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A Study of Legal Manpower Demand and Supply in Pennsylvania.
Durkee, Frank M.
This study was directed toward an examination of the legal manpower system and its response to needs in Pennsylvania. Information based on surveys is presented on: (1) lawyer-population ratios by counties, lawyer-area ratios by counties, and lawyer ratios to population and area in the State; (2) legal manpower demand in terms of correlations between lawyers and economic variables, growth in litigation, student demand for legal education, and social demands; (3) legal manpower supply on a national as well as State basis related to the rapid growth of litigation and increased demand for legal services to the poor; (4) projections of legal manpower demand and supply based on projected population, on Pennsylvania gross product, on national lawyer ratio, on Pennsylvania surveys, and in relation to a Bureau of Labor Statistics national projection; and (5) the use of legal assistants. The major finding is that Pennsylvania will require a quantitative and qualitative increase in legal manpower during the 1971-80 period, and that the State's law schools, as presently operating, will be unable to provide the needed supply of legal manpower. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania