Brotherhood of St Laurence

Practising poverty law. /

By: Bothmann, Susan
Contributor(s): Gordon, Robert
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Legal Service assisted by the Victoria Law Foundation 1979Description: 202 pSubject(s): Legal Assistance To The Poor | Legal Aid | AccountabilityDDC classification: 347.017 BOT
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References to the Brotherhood, the A.R.C.(Action Resource Centre), Michael Liffman throughout the book - see: Foreword ; Preface & pp. 65 [more references to be added asap]

In late 1977 several members of the Fitzroy Legal Service discussed the idea of establishing an economically self-supporting 'Poverty Law Practice' in Melbourne. That is, a private legal practice that could serve the special needs of the poor, operating independently of any direct government, or other, funding source. As such it could provide the poor with access to a valuable legal resource and develop an alternative approach to the provision of legal aid. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was approached and they agreed to provide funds for a full-scale research project to test the feasibility of such an enterprise. .... [Preface - Extract]

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