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1997 March - April

Rethinking the Full-Service Legal Representational Model

A Maryland Experiment

By Michael Millemann, Nathalie Gilfrich & Richard Granat

An experimental project in which law students give legal information and advice to otherwise unrepresented parties in family law cases is described. Expanded use of a limited-representation model for legal assistance, together with reconfiguring existing legal services, can help increase the number of poor people who obtain access to justice.

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The Quid Pro Quo for Chevron Deference

Enforcing the Public Participation Requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act

By Gary F. Smith

New agency rules and regulations adopted without the public participation required by the Administrative Procedure Act (and its state counterparts) may be extremely vulnerable to procedural attacks upon their validity. This article discusses the significance of the judicial deference doctrine established by the Supreme Court in Chevron USA, Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council and how to challenge the agency rules under the Administrative Procedure Act.

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The Family Violence Option of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Interpretation and Implementation

By Wendy Pollack & Martha F. Davis

The Family Violence Option of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, if properly implemented, can give states significant flexibility in addressing the needs of poor battered women. This article describes the option, its interpretation, and guidelines for successful implementation.

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