Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 15, 1970 · Page 85
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August 15, 1970

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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 85

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, August 15, 1970
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• r < I'LL DOG 5,000 "Little People These people represent juit seven individuals out of the 5,000 "little people" who were helped last year by The Arizona Republic and Maricopa County Legal Aid Society's joint efforts. They are, left to right, James McGill, Julian Duran, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. HiiU, Mrs. Howard C. Kirk Sr., Jesus Gonzales and William J. Saxe. The Arizona REPUBLIC through Albert J. Sitter The Arizona Republic and The Legal Aid Society J. SITTIR The American system of law and justice is the number one guardian of our individual rights, whether a (nan is affluent or financially disadvantaged. The preservation of this system, which is essential to the health of our country, is the responsibility of many . . . the individual, the government, The American Bar Association and the news media. if • That's why The Arizona Republic and one of its crack investigative reporters, Albert J, Sitter, joined forces with the Maricopa County Legal Aid Society to focus public attention on the Bar's concern for the victimized poor, the 'little people." And, that's why The American Bar Association awarded Albert J. Sitter's series, 'The Little People and the Law" its 1970 Certificate of merit. The ABA characterized The Republic's contribution as "an outstanding example of public service responsibility meriting the recognition of the legal profession." Because of Al Sitter's thorough and incisive articles, the efforts of the Legal Aid Society have received the recognition they deserve , . , and 5,000 "little people" have received law and justice.

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