Maine Commission on Legal Needs records
Scope and Content Note
The records of The Maine Commission on Legal Needs were generated during its tenure, from May 1, 1989 to May 1, 1990 and includes files pertaining to financial and other administrative matters of the Maine Legal Needs Commission and its subcommittees; the administration of the Maine Legal Needs Survey; and the drafting, writing, and editing of the final report and action plan.
The main body of the records consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, and other material relating to the establishment and administration of the Legal Needs Study; data relating to the statewide telephone survey; questionnaires and interviews to gather information from legal and social service providers, members of the judiciary and bar, state legislators, congressional district offices, low-income organizations, and social service agencies; resource materials including information on legal needs studies conducted in other states; drafts of the Final Report and Action Plan; and transcripts and tape recordings of public hearings.
- Maine Commission on Legal Needs (Organization)
The collection is open for research.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
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The Maine Commission on Legal Needs, chaired by Edmund S. Muskie, was charged by the Maine Bar Foundation with studying the legal needs of Maine residents. The commission's records pertain to financial and other administrative matters of the commission and its subcommittees; the administration of the Maine Legal Needs Survey; and the drafting, writing, and editing of the final report and action plan.
Organization and Arrangement
The records are organized generally by type of record (for example, background material for the Final Report, questionnaires and surveys, and administrative files).
Acquisition and Custody Information
Gift of the Maine Bar Foundation, 1991. Accession No.: Unassigned.
The collection was processed in 1991 and 1992 by James LaChapelle and Bette Harmon and a register was prepared in 1992 by Bette Harmon and Christopher M. Beam.
- Guide to the Maine Commission on Legal Needs records, 1972-1992
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- Description is in: English
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