SCLAID 100th anniversary history highlights

Attractive color 12-page PDF with selected accomplishments and milestones.

Item details

Focus organization: SCLAID
Publisher: ABA
Date (approx.): Mar 1, 2020
Actual title: Highlights from One Hundred Years of Working for Justice
Collection: Organization histories
Format: Report
State: National
Law type: Civil and Criminal
Topics: American Bar Association (ABA) and SCLAID
Content availability: Full text: PDF here
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Last modified: 2023-02-02 12:10


Throughout the century that the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants has been in existence, its members have made many contributions to the development of legal aid and indigent defense in the United States.

As of the 100th anniversary of its founding, the Committee has had twenty-nine chairs, eight of whom became ABA presidents, along with four other SCLAID members who had previously served as ABA presidents.

The Committee has also gone through three name changes since its creation in 1920. What follows is a sampling of highlights from that history.