Possible legal or quasi-legal programs in which the Center might involve itself, 1971

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Possible Legal or Quasi—legal programs in which
 the Center might involve itself
 
 1. Lecture series by experts in various fields on wofmen 's
 rights under the law. Held at Barnard/Columbia, but open to
 the public.
 
 2. Consider legal counselling program staffed 1 or 2 days a week
 for several hours a day by volunteer lawyers or volunteer law
 students. Could involve a referral to other lawyers or appropriate
 agencies.
 
 Question: only for Barnard family? for women in the neighbor-
 hood? for any woman?
 
 3. Compilation of handbooks on women's legal rights in fields
 
 of particular relevance to Barnard family.) Could be based on
 lectures to be given, but expanded for publicati n. If success-
 ful, perhaps attempt to get financing for distributing outside
 
 of Barnard. Possible topics: employment discrimination;
 
 family planning] contraception, abortion; consumer rights;
 landlord-tenant law; rights of unemancipated minors; family law.
 
 4. Preparttion of model bills (le islative drafting) on subjects
 
 of concern to women, and lobbying within limits so as to retain
 tax—exempt status) to achieve passage of same; e.g. income tax
 revision to provide childcare deductions for working women;
 government (city or state to supplement recent federal legislation)
 financed day care facilities for women of all income levels;
 maternity leave for working and teaching wives and husbands with
 
 no loss of seniority or other accumulated rights; industry financed
 daycare centers for children of employees; revision of eviden-
 tiary requirement for proof of identity in rape cases .
 
 5. Availability of file of interested volunteer lawyers to work
 on whatever relevant test case that may arise.
 
 6. Organization of pressure groups to initiate change in selected
 areas -4 mostly in the administrative sphere. Lawyers could help
 in organizing these pressure groups but need not be only lawyers
 working on it.