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Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945

Author: Felice Batlan
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book re-examines fundamental assumptions about the American legal profession and the boundaries between 'professional' lawyers, 'lay' lawyers, and social workers. Putting legal history and women's history in dialogue, it demonstrates that nineteenth-century women's organizations first offered legal aid to the poor and that middle-class women functioning as lay lawyers, provided such assistance. Felice Batlan
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felice Batlan
ISBN: 9781107084537 1107084539 9781107446410 1107446414
OCLC Number: 897001833
Description: xv, 232 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I.A female dominion of legal aid, 1863-1910 --
1. The origins of legal aid --
2. The Chicago experience : the maturation of women's legal aid --
Part II. The professionalization of legal aid, 1890-1921 --
3. Of immigrants, sailors, and servants : the Legal Aid Society of New York --
4. Reinventing legal aid --
Part III. Dialogues : Lawyers and Social Workers, 1921-1945 --
5. Constellations of justice --
6. Compromises.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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