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Legal Assistance Development

This section offers information to states about the role and responsibilities of the Legal Service Developer.

Montana Legal Services Developer Webpage
Source: Montana Department of Health and Human Services
Content Type: Webpage
This webpage is an example of the kind of resources produced by a legal service developers office.

ACL overview of Legal Service Development
Source: ACL Content
Content Type: Website
An overview of legal assistance developers with references to authorizing law.

The Essential Role of the State Legal Services Developer: Blueprint for a Model Job Description, 2004
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: Article
This article outlines how state units on aging (SUAs) meet the challenge of providing the leadership on developing an effective state legal assistance/elder rights system. There are two parts. PART ONE discusses the critical role played by the State Legal Developer. PART TWO then presents a blue print for a job description.

Legal Services Developers, The Key to a Strong Elder Rights System, 1999
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: Article
This article outlines nine key roles played by the State Legal Services Developer as outlined in the OAA.

List of Legal Service Developers
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: State-by-State Listing
Contact list for current legal services developers.