Legal Services Program of the Office of Economic Opportunity: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty...91-1, November 14, 1969
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty, United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969 - Legal assistance to the poor - 107 pages
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Page 93 - A lawyer openly, and in his true character may render professional services before legislative or other bodies, regarding proposed legislation and in advocacy of claims before departments of government, upon the same principles of ethics which justify his appearance before the courts...
Page 9 - A basic tenet of the professional responsibility of lawyers is that every person in our society should have ready access to the independent professional services of a lawyer of integrity and competence.
Page 93 - In the judicial forum the client is entitled to the benefit of any and every remedy and defense that is authorized by the law of the land, and he may expect his lawyer to assert every such remedy or defense. But it is steadfastly to be borne in mind that the great trust of the lawyer is to be performed within and not without the bounds of the law. The office of attorney does not permit, much less does it demand of him for any client, violation of law or any manner of fraud or chicane. He must obey...
Page 8 - The sluggishness of many institutions — at all levels of society — in responding to the needs of individual citizens is one of the central problems of our time. Disadvantaged persons in particular must be assisted so that they fully understand the lawful means of making their needs known and having those needs met. This goal will be better served by a separate legal services program, one which can test new approaches to this important challenge.
Page 93 - ... to the end that nothing be taken or be withheld from him, save by the rules of law, legally applied. No fear of Judicial disfavor or public unpopularity should restrain him from the full discharge of his duty. In the Judicial forum the client is entitled to the benefit of any and every remedy and defense that is authorized by the law of the land, and he may expect his lawyer to assert every Buch remedy or defense.
Page 93 - A lawyer may accept employment from any organization, such as an association, club or trade organization, to render legal services in any matter in which the organization, as an entity, is interested, but this employment should not include the rendering of legal services to the members of such an organization in respect to their individual affairs.
Page 46 - ... the Commission, jails and prisons "have been indicted as crime breeding institutions." The public's growing concern with the apparently rising incidence of crime, much of which is recidivism, is an indication of a need to find truly effective methods of rehabilitation. Yet the Commission found that "programs of rehabilitation are shallow and dominated by greater concern for punishment and custody than for corrections.
Page 51 - Alternatively, it could operate as a ministry of justice and be given line authority under the direction of a high ranking official of local government (eg, Director of Public Safety or Criminal Justice Administrator), to whom local police, prosecutor, defender and correctional agencies would be responsive. (Special kinds of administrative ties to the courts would be evolved to avoid undermining the essential independence of the judiciary.) A third alternative might take the form of a well-staffed...