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Access to Justice
Contributor(s): Rhode, Deborah L. (Author)

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ISBN: 0195143477     ISBN-13: 9780195143478
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
OUR PRICE: $123.50  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2004

Annotation: Written by America's leading expert on legal ethics, "Access to Justice" vividly chronicles the wide gap between the lofty aspirations and harsh realities of American justice.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Law | Legal Services
- Political Science | Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
- Political Science | American Government - General
Dewey: 344.730
LCCN: 2003023136
Physical Information: 0.92" H x 6.46" W x 9.42" L (1.12 lbs) 272 pages
Features: Bibliography, Index
Review Citations: Choice 05/01/2005 pg. 1671
Booklist 10/01/2004 pg. 287
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Equal Justice Under Law is one of America's most proudly proclaimed and widely violated legal principles. But it comes nowhere close to describing the legal system in practice. Millions of Americans lack any access to justice, let alone equal access. Worse, the increasing centrality of law
in American life and its growing complexity has made access to legal assistance critical for all citizens. Yet according to most estimates about four-fifths of the legal needs of the poor, and two- to three-fifths of the needs of middle-income individuals remain unmet. This book reveals the
inequities of legal assistance in America, from the lack of access to educational services and health benefits to gross injustices in the criminal defense system. It proposes a specific agenda for change, offering tangible reforms for coordinating comprehensive systems for the delivery of legal
services, maximizing individual's opportunities to represent themselves, and making effective legal services more affordable for all Americans who need them.

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