The vast and sophisticated needs of the public cannot be met through a dependence on sheer voluntarism and moral responsibility, which is the state of professional response at this time. If the legal process is to provide an adequate forum for legitimate claims, the profession must redefine its entire system for delivery of legal assistance. Such legal planning would necessarily have to include an appraisal of the legal system itself, with an examination of who has access to the system, the means for implementing access, and provisions for remuneration for those who assist in providing access. Unless such a comprehensive approach is taken, the bar will continue in its present posture of chipping away at this glacier-like problem with ice pick solutions.
Historical Development of Public Service Work
New Responses by the Private Bar … Law Firm Participation … Bar Association Participation … Broker Organization Participation … Law School Participation
Judgment Day Approaches
Marna S. Tucker,
The Private Lawyer and Public Responsibility—The Profession’s Armageddon,
51 Neb. L. Rev. 367
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