Howard Roitman


Connecticut may have found a way of transforming the baser elements into gold. At least, that seems to be the effect of a bill that the State Treasurer has prepared for introduction in the 1973 session of the General Assembly. The bill, which is designed to ease the financial plight of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, offers the possibility of a novel funding mechanism for other activities including legal services for those who cannot otherwise afford them. This article will describe the Connecticut plan, explore possible difficulties with it in the light of the Internal Revenue Code, and propose a model statute for the plan's application to legal services.

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