Styles of Delivery of Legal Services to the Poor: A Review Article

Samuel Jan Brakel*

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This article was stimulated by the publication of Toward Equal Justice: A Comparative Study of Legal Aid in Modern Societies, edited by Mauro Cappelletti, James Gordley, and Earl Johnson, Jr. (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc., 1975), a recent and ambitious entry in the debate over alternative methods of delivering legal services to the poor. Brakel, the author of several publications in the field, feels that the portion written by Johnson, presenting the operational and research experience with legal services for the poor in this country, is one‐sided and unsatisfactory and maintains that, through the process of critically examining the Johnson portion, it is possible to present a more balanced picture of the legal aid experience in the United States. This is important for the domestic audience as well as for the international readers whom the book seeks to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-253
Number of pages35
JournalLaw & Social Inquiry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Law


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