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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Women and Justice for the Poor re-examines our 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. 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"--
  • "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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1965-
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Batlan, Felice
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Legal aid
  • Women
  • Legal aid
  • Women
  • United States
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages, 4 pages of plates
Isbn
9781107084537
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014046191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897001833
Label
Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages, 4 pages of plates
Isbn
9781107084537
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014046191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897001833

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