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Rap-Ups of a Retired Reformer: Stories About How Legal Services Advocates Transformed the Laws for Poor People in Massachusetts

Date: 
11/21/2013
Author: 
Allan Rodgers

From the description on MLRI's website:

"HOT OFF THE PRESS! NEW BOOK DESCRIBES HOW LEGAL SERVICES ADVOCATES TRANSFORMED LAWS FOR POOR PEOPLE IN MASSACHUSETTS

For 42 years, from 1969 to his retirement in 2010, Allan Rodgers served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.  He led and participated in a legal revolution for poor people--a revolution that was led by poor people and by their legal services advocates and allies.  

In his newly-released book, "RAP-UPs of a Retired Reformer: Stories About how Legal Services Advocates Transformed the Laws for Poor People in Massachusetts," Allan provides a fascinating insight on how MLRI and its allies succeeded in making significant and long lasting changes in laws, policies and practices that affected low income people, families and communities.  

Written from a legal services leader who was on the frontlines and in the trenches in the War on Poverty, the stories in this book describe the legal and policy strategies, tactics, players and campaigns that improved the lives of millions of people in the Commonwealth. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in poverty law and policy." 

Click the links below to download the book as a pdf, or as a free ebook for Android, I-Devices or Kindles.


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