Legal Services for the Poor: A Comparative and Contemporary Analysis of Interorganizational Politics

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termine, at least in part, the resources controlled by external organizations that are deemed "critical." Conservative administrators, for example, may value social resources controlled by the established bar, while more liberal administrators seek the respect of liberal interest groups and low-income advocacy organizations.

The organization's environment may affect its policies. If few organizations in the community favor resource allocations to law reform activity, policymakers may avoid enacting policies that encourage it. If, on the other hand, a large number of organizations favor law reform over service, administrators may respond by excluding a number of case categories, thus permitting lawyers to spend the time necessary to bring broad policy suits.

The interactions just discussed are logical possibilities, but are not grounded in the empirical world. To determine how these variables actually influence activity and interact with one another, structured empirical research is needed. The presentation of findings of this research begins in the next chapter.


NOTES
1.
See Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Robert G. Meadow, "Resource Allocation in Legal Services: Individual Attorney Decisions in Work Priorities," Law and Policy Quarterly 5 ( 1983): pp. 237-256. They examined the tasks performed by LSC lawyers in one urban program.

The Legal Services Corporation conducted its own study of local agencies, comparing the performance of LSC funded programs to 38 demonstration projects, including judicare programs, prepaid legal services, organized pro bono programs, contracts with private firms, voucher programs, and legal clinics. See The Delivery Systems Study: A Policy Report to the Congress and President of the United States ( Washington, D.C.: Legal Services Corporation, June 1980).

2.
The most noteworthy examples of this voluminous literature are Anthony Champagne , "An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the OEO Legal Services Program," Urban Affairs Quarterly 9 ( June 1974): pp. 465-489; "The Internal Operations of OEO Legal Services Projects," Journal of Urban Law 51 ( 1974): pp. 649-664; and Legal Services: An Exploratory Study of Effectiveness ( Beverly Hills, California: Sage Professional Paper, Administrative and Policy Studies Series, volume 3, 1976): pp. 5-44; Richard Pious, "Policy and Public Administration: The Legal Services Program in the War on Poverty," Politics and Society 1 ( May 1971): pp. 365-391; Ted Finman, "OEO Legal Services Programs and the Pursuit of Social Change: TheRelationship Between Program Ideology and Program Performance,"

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figure and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - Toward a Theory of Legal Activity 17
  • Notes 29
  • 3 - The Operating Environment of Legal Services Programs 33
  • Notes 43
  • 4 - Suburban Legal Services: Constraints on Poverty Lawyers 45
  • Notes 62
  • 5 - Metro City Legal Services: Freedom to Pursue Law Reform 63
  • Notes 85
  • 6 - The Lawyers 87
  • Notes 104
  • 7 - The Organizational Context 107
  • Notes 122
  • 8 - The Interorganizational Politics of Legal Activity 125
  • Notes 138
  • 9 - Legal Services and Equal Justice 141
  • Notes 149
  • Appendix a Methodology 151
  • Notes 157
  • Appendix B Research Instruments 159
  • Bibliography 171
  • Index 179
  • About the Author 185
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