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In the late 1960s, VISTA created a Professional Corps to enlist lawyers, doctors, and architects. VISTA volunteers (mostly lawyers and paralegals) were active in legal assistance programs throughout the country. Among the programs were: juvenile justice and civil rights of prisoners; legal services for the elderly poor, mentally handicapped, and Native American groups; community legal education; assistance to cooperatives and credit union; and research regarding utilities, welfare rights, housing and consumer legislation, and land use. (© 1980 Corporation for National and Community Service - Office of Public Affairs)

In the late 1960s, VISTA created a Professional Corps to enlist lawyers, doctors, and architects. VISTA volunteers (mostly lawyers and paralegals) were active in legal assistance programs throughout the country. Among the programs were: juvenile justice and civil rights of prisoners; legal services for the elderly poor, mentally handicapped, and Native American groups; community legal education; assistance to cooperatives and credit union; and research regarding utilities, welfare rights, housing and consumer legislation, and land use. (© 1980 Corporation for National and Community Service - Office of Public Affairs)

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