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Law School Honor Students Lend Free Advice to Needy


The Legal Aid Bureau, staffed by Law School honor students, helped needy residents of Greater Boston in a total of residents of Greater Boston in a total of 753 civil cases during the past year, it was reported today by Louis C. Wyman 3L, of Manchester, N. H., president.

The Bureau offers free legal assistance in civil cases to persons unable to pay regular attorneys' foes.

The volume of business coming before the Bureau increased by 30 per cent during the past year, Mr. Wyman said. The largest numbers of cases involved problems of landlord and tenant, money claims, family difficulties, estates, injuries, and the drafting of legal documents.

In the past year the Bureau represented some 76 clients in court, of whom 67 won their cases.

Approximately 70 per cent of the Bureau's clients were gainfully employed in the past year, about the same as the year before. In 1937-38, only 55 per cent were gainfully employed.

This will be twenty-seventh year of operation of the Bureau, which has offices in Kendall House, at 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge near the Law School

The operations of Bureau are financed principally by the Law School. Supervisor of the activities is Edward J. LeCam, attorney, of the Hoston Legal Air Society.

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