43 Loy. L. A. L. Rev. [i] (2009-2010)

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LAW REVIEW I LOS ANGELES
FALL 2009                      VOLUME 43                       NUMBER 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLES
RETHINKING PRIVATE ATTORNEY INVOLVEMENT THROUGH A Low
BONO LENS
by Luz E. Herrera                            ...............1........................
Millions of Americans are too rich for subsidized legal services but too poor to
afford a private attorney. These near poor struggle to navigate the legal system
much in the same way as the poor, but they have fewer options. The result is that
fewer than one in five legal needs of low-income clients are addressed by a lawyer.
The legal profession has an obligation to address this lack of accessibility to the
judicial system. Legal services leaders should expand their approach to the delivery
of legal services to include affordable models that benefit low- and moderate-
income clients who are ineligible for free legal aid. Pro bono models do not
sufficiently address the inadequacy of affordable legal services by the private bar.
Discussion about legal services must shift from a narrow focus on free legal
services to a more inclusive focus on the needs of both the legal consumer and the
private legal provider. This shift from a pro bono to a low bono legal services
model would improve access to the judicial system by low- and moderate-income
Americans.
AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF REVERSAL RATES IN THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
DURING 2008
by Robert Steinbuch                             ..............................  51
What is the effect of politics on judicial decision making? Specifically, what
impact, if any, does the political party with which a district court judge is affiliated

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