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Affirmative Litigation Under the Legal Services Corporation Restrictions

By Raun J. Rasmussen

The 1996 Legal Services Corporation restrictions imposed severe constraints on the work legal services lawyers do. Those restrictions should be repealed, but, until they are, lawyers and advocates still have effective ways to serve their clients through aggressive high-volume and targeted-issue litigation and affirmative litigation on behalf of groups or individuals. These types of advocacy not only can accomplish broad and meaningful results but also involve creative and exciting legal services work.

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