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January 9, 1989 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
For attorney Kathy Forbath, it is "the sort of work you dream about when you're in law school." Her vision was of an organization that would use the courts to fight for the rights of those who traditionally are denied legal services--the poor and the working poor. It would be a law firm made up almost entirely of attorneys volunteering their time to help those unable to pay. In a county with a population of more than 2 million--and about 7,400 lawyers--it seemed like a modest proposal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1989 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
For attorney Kathy Forbath, it is "the sort of work you dream about when you're in law school." Her vision was of an organization that would use the courts to fight for the rights of those who traditionally are denied legal services--the poor and the working poor. It would be a law firm made up almost entirely of attorneys volunteering their time to help those unable to pay. In a county with a population of more than 2 million--and about 7,400 lawyers--it seemed like a modest proposal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1989
"Toward Justice for All" (Editorial, Dec. 25) is praise for Orange County that is well deserved. We are maturing into a caring, adult community that recognizes our responsibility toward the voiceless in Orange County: the poor, the homeless, the medically uninsured and those others who have fallen through the holes in our safety net. The Orange County Public Interest Law Advocates will help us ensure that everyone benefits from this nation of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
Two nonprofit community groups have decided to merge their efforts to provide free legal services for the county's poor. Pending final paper work, officials said, the unification of Amicus Publico, a county group that was founded in 1981 and has more than 350 local lawyers on its volunteer panel, and the Orange County Public Interest Law Advocates, created in 1984, could take effect within days. The coalition--to be known as Amicus Publico/Public Interest Advocates (AP/PIA)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1988
The fact that a new law firm is being formed in Orange County, where about one out of every 300 people is an attorney, is nothing to really get excited about. But the kind of law firm that is being formed certainly deserves community attention and support. The new firm being organized will be the Orange County Public Interest Law Advocates (OCPILA). It is no high-powered partnership dealing in investments or business law. It is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm.
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April 15, 1988 | JOSEPH N. BELL
Pedro Morales is a migrant farm worker from El Salvador who harvests fruits and vegetables in a field only a few blocks from the glitz of South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Because of an accident when he was a baby, Morales has one leg several inches shorter than the other. He didn't walk until he was 16, but today he spends 50 to 60 hours a week in the fields of Orange County picking produce for our tables.
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