San Diego Law Review


Steve Schroeder

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The public interest is an oft-used elusive concept that often emerges from the adversarial system. This Comment analyzes whether economic barriers to using the adversary system make it difficult to link the public interest as the product of the adversarial system. This Comment address whether middle income people need more legal services than they are presently receiving because of the economics of the legal system. Present restrictions on group legal services, such as the ban on solicitation and advertising, increases the difficulty of obtaining legal services. Moreover, the high costs of legal services, and the ignorance of legal rights and remedies, play a role in the denying middle income people access to the legal system. The author concludes by suggesting the removal of the ban on solicitation and advertising, an expansion of the scope of legal services, and a system of peer review over group practitioners.

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