23 Clearinghouse Rev. 1 (1989-1990)

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Vol. 23, No. 1
May 1989
FEATURES
Statutes of Limitations: Barring the Delinquent
Disconnnection of Utility Services,
by  Roger D. Colton  ............................................................ 3
When faced with the denial of service for a bill claimed by a
utility to be unpald from several years ago, low-income clients
rightly ask whether there is not some statute of repose; the
answer, quite clearly, is maybe yes, maybe no.
State Law Remedies for Unlawful Disconnections
of Utility Service, by Charles Harak ................................  14
Advocates can use state laws against utilities in order to
compensate clients for unlawful disconnections of utility ser-
vice.
The Elusive Path to an Award of Attorney Fees
Under 42 U.S.C.  1988, by Elizabeth Renuart ............... 16
This article discusses the standard to apply in deciding what
constitutes a prevailing party, whether a plaintiff can lose
on the merits and still be entitled to fees, and whether compen-
sation is available for time spent in certain administrative
proceedings.
Combatting Pregnancy Discrimination in Access to
Substance Abuse Treatment for Low-Income Women,
by the National Health Law Program ................................ 21
Basic civil rights doctrines can be used to challenge the
exclusion from medical treatmentof pregnant, indigent women,
and legal theories of sex discrimination can be adapted to
eliminate sex-based barriers to treatment.

Clients with Drug-Related Problems:
What Should Be Done?,
by Richard L. Tenenbaum  ..................................................  25
A legal services attorney writes about the need for an intensive
and comprehensive examination of drug abuse and drug traf-
ficking as they have come to affect the low-income community.
Readers are invited to respond.
National Health Law Program  .....................................  27
The National Health Law Program provides assistance to
advocates representing the poor, minorities, and the aged in
their quest for equity and nondiscrimination in federal, state,
local, and private health care programs.
Legal Rights to Health Care
for Persons with AIDS .....................................................  30
This bilingual English/Spanish brochure prepared by the Na-
tional Health Law Program provides information on basic
health care rights and health care programs that may assist
clients with AIDS.
A Survey of Employee Benefits In Legal Services,
by Steven Gottlieb and Regina Warner ............................ 34
This article presents the results of the Legal Services Nation-
wide Employees Benefits Organization's 1987 survey of fringe
benefits provided by various legal services programs across
the country.
What's Gone Right-And Wrong-For Justice Centers,
by  Daniel M cGillis .............................................................  48
Despite early predictions that communityjustice centers would
substanially reduce court caseloads, most programs are not
overly used, and in some instances disputants seem reluctant
to participate, even with the strong encouragement of program
personnel. Also included: interviews with justice center direc-
tors.

DEPARTMENTS
Com       puter       Search         Results         ................................................................................................................................................................ 36
Federal          R  egister        H   ighlights         ............................................................................................................................................................. 43
Case       Developm            ents ........................................................................................................................................................................... 57
A   ttorneys/Legal Services .................................. 57                                             Im    m  igration        ..................................................                67
Autom        obiles/Drivers' Licenses                        ........................ 57                      Juveniles .....................................................                             67
Consum          er .......................................................... 58                              Landlord/renant ........................................... 68
Dom       estic    Relations ........................................... 59                                   M   igrants .......................................................                         70
Em    ploym        ent ...................................................... 59                              Prisons        ........................................................                     71
Food       Program         s .................................................. 60                            Public Utilities/Energy                      ................................. 72
Government and Governmental Services ......... 60                                                             Social Security/SSI ...................................... 72
Health        ................................................................ 61                             Unem        ploym       ent Com         pensation           ....................            75
Housing          ............................................................ 63                              W    elfare      .......................................                                  77
Advance            Sheet H         ighlights         ............................................................................................................................................................... 81
Job      M   arket ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 92
Casetable             .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 100

MAY 1989

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