Battle over Legal Aid Continues

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Wed Dec 25 11:42:00 CST 2002

[ed:  David offers some thoughts and links on the Passaic County 
Legal Aid situation.]

From: David Chavis <dchavis at>

What a shame. Having worked in NJ for many years, their work 
effected the whole state and really influenced a wide range of 
policies as well as individual cases. John Atlas, their Director,  has 
been a great leader and advocate.  

If the link that Peter gave doesn't seem to work. Try: or

David Chavis

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> [ed:  those of you interested in the linkages of community 
> organizing and legal aid will find this story of importance.]
> From:           	"Peter Dreier" <dreier at>
> The battle to save Passaic County Legal Aid (PCLA) in Paterson, 
> New Jersey -- one of the nation's most activist legal services 
> programs -- continues. Here's an article from yesterday's Herald-
> News, Passaic County's largest daily newspaper. It makes clear 
> that the state's legal services agency wants to dismantle PCLA 
> community-building and community organizing programs.  
> Peter Dreier 
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