That the offices of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau will be moved next year from Gannett House to Kendall House was announced yesterday by T. E. Dudley 2L, president of the organization, who also released important plans of the Bureau which would become effective after the moving.
The change has been made due to the fact that the two small rooms in Gannett House, which the Bureau is using at present, have become increasingly inadequate with the growing popularity of the society. Conferences with clients, research on cases under consideration, files, and director's offices have all been pressed into two tiny rooms that were far too small for the routine work being carried on.
Instead of sending ten men to the Boston Legal Aid Bureau for experience for the entire season, all 32 of the force will spend three days at this neighboring institution. Since the remainder of the time the entire 32 members will be in Cambridge, the larger quarters will be of great value.
Clerks of the 3rd District Court will give advice as to the method of filing papers, and as to the avoiding of mistakes. Probate court representatives will talk to the lawyers on Domestic Relations cases, stressing baby and divorce troubles. This has been thought advisable since over one sixth of the cases handled last year were of that nature. In the Law School there is no course of this kind open to first-year men, while few men enroll for it in the second year.