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How Litigation Can Lead to Substantial Relief for Clients and Significant Social Change

By Florence Wagman Roisman

Defending the Right to a Home: The Power of Anti-Poverty Lawyers, by Beth Harris, is a social scientists examination of five poverty law-impact cases seeking adequate housing for low-income families. The cases (familiar to many readers of Clearinghouse Review) succeeded in bringing new benefits to low-income families despite being litigated during years when support for such programs was receding. Drawing advocacy lessons from the cases, the book is a valuable resource in mounting effective campaigns to bring about justice for low-income clients.

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