Monday, April 28, 2008

Legal Aid Society Marks 40 Years of Fighting for Justice

In February of next year, the Legal Aid Society will mark its 40th anniversary. This web site will be a place for former attorneys, staff, volunteers and clients to help us chronicle the history of the organization.

Our goal is to build a comprehensive history – to demonstrate how far we have come and to illustrate how much further we have to go.

In the months to come, we will be constructing a timeline, interviewing the people who were there, outlining major cases and building an archive of photographs, recordings and documents. Along the way, we would like to have your input.

Are you an alumnus of the Legal Aid Society? Are you a client who received help? Do you have a story to tell? If so, we invite you to take part in this project. We are looking for stories, oral histories, photographs, case notes and anecdotes. We believe we have a significant story to tell, but we cannot do it alone.

The timeline below is a beginning. We will continue to add to it as more information becomes available. If you have a story or anything else you’d like to share with us, email it to

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