Urban Law: Saturday's Lawyers

Bus passengers in Atlanta have been staring at some unusual posters in recent weeks. "They fixed my porch, but then they took my house!" one proclaims. "I'd rather walk clean across town than pay 45¢ for a bunch of greens!" advertises another.

Part of a publicity campaign by the city's Legal Aid Society, the slogans warn the poor—most of them uneducated Negroes—against some common forms of exploitation. They also serve as a warning to the exploiters. Under a Legal Aid Society program, some of the smartest young lawyers in Atlanta's top firms are taking their Saturdays and other days off...

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