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Law In the Community
Program 602
Original Airdate: 1/18/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American lawyers
Legal aid - Boston - Massachusetts
Legal services - Boston - Massachusetts
Public relations - Lawyers - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Pierce, Rudy
Saunders, A.D.

Corporate Names
Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association - Boston - Massachusetts
Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program provides legal advice from two Boston-based lawyers. Attorneys Rudy Pierce and A.D. Saunders discuss two areas of legal importance: the procedural rights of the accused and the acquisition of property. Areas of discussion include whether a police officer stop you and frisk you, the reasons why an officer would conduct a warrantless search, laws related to the search of a car or apartment, what a person should keep in mind if he or she is arrested, what Miranda rights are, what a person accused of a crime should do once they have a lawyer, what a person who is considering buying a home should think about, when should you find an attorney when buying a house, what you should expect from an attorney when purchasing property, if a person can buy a house without an attorne, and what problems a person would need protection when purchasing a house. Additional segments include "Access" (which describes the services of Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.), "Information" (on the Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association), a listing of legal aid societies, and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Guests
Rudy Pierce, Esq.
A.D. Saunders, Esq.

Others
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Tony Davis (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03298
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01519
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01519A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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