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September 1, 1975

Fedi-Fair

Author Affiliations

Kentfield, Calif

JAMA. 1975;233(9):951-952. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260090017005

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  With medical care recognized as a constitutional right, justice must now be provided every American citizen. Therefore, enactment of the National Just Service Act (Fedi-Fair) is being drafted by thoughtful California citizens in the spirit of that ancient Indian prayer, "Grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins."The act should include the following provisions:

  1. Compensation for legal services will be based on the 1969 nationalaverage fees minus 28% (consistent with medical payments under Medicare and Medicaid).

  2. To provide speedy public trial, courts will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (like hospitals).

  3. Legal-fee splitting, forwarding fees, and solicitation of clients constitute Fedi-Fair fraud, a felony.

  4. Justice being too important to be left in the hands of attorneys, each state bar will be reorganized with a majority of lay members.

  5. The

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