Forced to the courts : the NAACP, ACLU, and political mobilization lawyering
Political mobilization lawyering : politics, history and organizational culture
Pro bono institutionalization in large law firms
This study analyzes the historical development of the public interest and poverty bars. It explores the institutional response of the legal profession to its mandate to serve the public by making the legal system available to all and a vehicle for substantive justice. It describes three types of public interest practices--direct service, political mobilization, and entrepreneurial lawyering--and how those practices influenced the availability of legal representation and the degree and type of advocacy for the poor and disenfranchised. It also examines the evolution of pro bono publico from a professional responsibility of individual attorneys to an institutionalized expression of large commercial firms' uneasy commitment to non-market forms of legal service.-- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.