ERIC Number: ED056164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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New Careers in Law: Meeting Present and Prospective Legal Needs. A Report of the Administration of Justice Program.
Yegge, Robert B.; And Others
At the present time, there is a great need for legal services that are more available to people when and where they need them and at lower cost. The poor do not receive the legal services they need, and even with Federally funded legal services programs, probably not over 20 percent of their needs are being met. Unfortunately, the lower middle class may fare even worse than the poor now that many of the poor can use legal aid, and many parties to small controversies do not use the legal process because attorneys' fees would exceed the amount in controversy. "Sublegal" and "paralegal" personnel could be used by lawyers to aid in speeding up the legal process without any loss of quality in services rendered. The report is divided in five sections: Introduction, Reactions of the Bar to Competition, Unfilled Legal Needs and Trends in Future Demand, Some Proposed Reforms in the Structure of the Legal Profession, and Meeting Legal Needs. Materials on contexts of legal services, selected licensing statutes, and information on what lawyers do are appended. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Demand Occupations, Disadvantaged, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Costs, Lower Middle Class, Paraprofessional Personnel, Tables (Data)
University of Denver, College of Law, 200 W. 14th Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204 ($5.00)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Coll. of Law.