Possible legal or quasi-legal programs in which the Center might involve itself, 1971, page 1
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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.