Lawyers: Helping to Avoid the Draft

As trained protectors of people in trouble, lawyers often specialize in certain kinds of clients, ranging from injured motorists to businessmen fending off regulatory agencies. Now the law has a new specialist: the lawyer whose role is to prevent young men from being drafted unfairly. Most of the draft lawyers are young men in big cities who oppose the Viet Nam war and work for modest fees—though some charge as much as $3,000 for a case that goes to court. All disclaim any intention of counseling their clients to evade the draft,...

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