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Privatization and the Need for Creative Partnering

By Arthur H. Bryant & Michael J. Quirk

Strategic partnerships among legal services attorneys, other public interest attorneys, members of the private bar, and federal and state government agencies hold promise in securing the best outcome for clients. Several such partnerships have been successful in the creative use of the resources each party brings. Privatization makes such partnerships even more important, as harm to clients may give rise to tort or contract causes of action in addition to constitutional or statutory claims, and different laws and immunity defenses may apply to individual and institutional defendants.

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