Published by: Government Accountability Office (GAO). Published in October 1979.
This study requested by the Senate Finance Committee, compares on a limited basis the cost of federally supported legal services and the cost of private prepaid legal services. Public sector attorneys cost about $17/hour and private sectors about $40/hour, including overhead. Their efficiency was about the same. GAO saw significant possible savings if the LSC could systematize and automate the operations of its grantees. GAO report number: FGMSD-79-46 NB: In 1979, the GAO was called the General Accounting Office.