PBH Law Committee Offers Needy Groups Help in Drafting Bills

A new sub-committee of law students at Phillips Brooks House will help Greater Boston welfare organizations to draft proposed legal reforms.

Tedson J. Meyers 3L, chairman of the Law School Committee of P.B.H., stated, "Improvements discussed by civic organizations are too often dropped because they do not have the money to hire attorneys to draft ideas into concrete statutes which can be passed by legislatures." Last year the need for the new committee was pointed up by requests from the South End Planning Council for help in drafting health laws.

The committee has already started several projects and is sending reference questionnaires to 200 Boston welfare groups. One law drafted last year by a P.B.H. group is now being considered by the Massachusetts Legislature.