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Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys

J. Gutman (Shriver National Center on Poverty Law)


The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) has accepted a transfer of responsibility from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law for the online Federal Practice Manual.  NCLEJ has been in the process of working with contributors across the country, including legal aid and public interest attorneys, to revise, update and edit the Manual.  We are also in the process of working through technological and copyright transfer issues.  We plan to have the Manual back up online and publicly accessible in the near future.  In the meantime, feel free to contact Greg Bass at NCLEJ,, with any questions you might have about the Manual. 



As described by the Shriver Center:  "The Shriver Center's Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys covers all stages of federal litigation, from drafting and filing the complaint to trial practice and limitations on relief. This popular resource, available free of charge online, has been updated to include relevant recent caselaw and legal developments. Edited by Jeffrey S. Gutman, Professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School, with the assistance of a group of experienced legal aid advocates, the manual includes links to federal statutes, Supreme Court case citations, and relevant regulations. Moreover, the full text of the manual is searchable by keyword.

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