We must do better

, The National Law Journal

Give us your poor, but only on the holidays. This Thanksgiving, volunteers had to be turned away in some areas when there weren't enough poor diners. On that day, but that day only, there were no shortages of contributions. Yet all too often, the needs of America's some 37 million poor people are invisible. And social activism too often addresses symptoms rather than sources of the problem. As lawyers, we are especially troubled by our inability to make legal assistance a more central part of the solution.

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