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Edgar and Jean Cahn Win NLADA Award

Tuesday, October 6, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Congratulations to UDC-DCSL Professor Edgar Cahn and the late Jean Camper Cahn for winning the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Charles Dorsey Award.  This award recognizes individuals who provide extraordinary and dedicated service to the equal justice community and to organizations that promote expanding and improving access to justice for low-income people.  The Cahns were recognized for their role in the creation of the Legal Services Corporation, the Antioch School of Law and its impact on clinical legal education, their work creating the Time Dollar/Time Banking system, and for Prof. Cahn's latest cause, which NLADA describes as a "civil rights initiative to address racial disparity by proposing to shift the focus from past to future by formally giving officials a future choice between continuing with present practices that often result in racially disparate impact, with validated, less expensive and replicable alternatives." 
See the NLADA web article at
(You can "congratulate" Prof. Cahn by urging the District to continue funding for the DC Youth Court, a cost-effective, nonviolent youthful offender diversion program, which he founded and whose funding is in jeopardy.
Visit for more information on the Youth Court and its current dilemma.)

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