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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, (electronic resource)

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

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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
Creator
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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1965-
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Batlan, Felice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Legal aid
  • Women
Label
Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. A Female Dominion of Legal Aid, 1863-1910: 1. The origins of legal aid; 2. The Chicago experience: the maturation of women's legal aid; Part II. The Professionalization of Legal Aid, 1890-1921: 3. Of immigrants, sailors, and servants: the Legal Aid Society of New York; 4. Reinventing legal aid; Part III. Dialogues: Lawyers and Social Workers, 1921-45: 5. Constellations of justice; 6. Compromises; Conclusion
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ssib025099687
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107446410
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025099687
Label
Women and justice for the poor : a history of legal aid, 1863-1945, Felice Batlan, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. A Female Dominion of Legal Aid, 1863-1910: 1. The origins of legal aid; 2. The Chicago experience: the maturation of women's legal aid; Part II. The Professionalization of Legal Aid, 1890-1921: 3. Of immigrants, sailors, and servants: the Legal Aid Society of New York; 4. Reinventing legal aid; Part III. Dialogues: Lawyers and Social Workers, 1921-45: 5. Constellations of justice; 6. Compromises; Conclusion
Control code
ssib025099687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107446410
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025099687

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