Histories of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States and Globally

Legal Aid in the United States: Overviews of the Present System

*History of Civil Legal Aid. National Legal Aid and Defender Association. (A one page overview of history and current situation.)

* Alan Houseman, Civil Legal Aid in the United States: An Update for 2017. A Report for the International Legal Aid Group., December 2015. (A report on the situation in 2015 and 2017)

Hidden Agendas: What is Really Behind Attacks on Legal Aid Lawyers?, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, KF336 .H53 2001 and online pdf. Provides a good overview and history of legal aid, plus professional and political issues facing legal aid attorneys.

Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid AttorneysKF336 .F43 2004 and online from the Shriver Center.