Two Fables

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ABA Journal

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Laura Eagle is a sole practitioner in a large city. One evening an acquaintance who is a social worker mentioned to Laura the horrible conditions he had seen that day on a visit to a private nursing home in the city filth, poor food and neglect. Because the patients are poor, elderly and bedridden, and are rarely visited by anyone, they have no way to help themselves or to get help. ...

Raul Mottel has been a faculty member at the Ivy Law School for six years. He teaches Property and Civil Procedure. Raul is a competent classroom teacher, but he has never published a law review article. The principal reason is that he spends all of his non-teaching time litigating landlord-tenant cases for poor people in the community near the school.