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The Resource Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law

Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945
Title
Women and justice for the poor
Title remainder
a history of legal aid, 1863-1945
Statement of responsibility
Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Title variation
Women & Justice for the Poor
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 illustrates that by the early twentieth century, male lawyers founded their own legal aid societies. These new legal aid lawyers created an imagined history of legal aid and a blueprint for its future in which women played no role and their accomplishments were intentionally omitted. In response, women social workers offered harsh criticisms of legal aid leaders and developed a more robust social work model of legal aid. These different models produced conflicting understandings of expertise, professionalism, the rule of law, and ultimately, the meaning of justice for the poor
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UkCbUP
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1965-
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Batlan, Felice
Index
index present
LC call number
KF336
LC item number
.B38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Legal aid
  • Women
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Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316026809
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
Label
Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316026809
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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