Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Linda M. Rio Reichmann, JD Biography

Title:
Director of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Child Custody Pro Bono Project
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The sociological and psychological data supporting the legal and policy justifications for the decriminalization or legalization of prostitution reveal that the costs of criminal prohibition outweigh the benefits. The evidence concerning the negative impacts of the present criminal status of prostitution supports the conclusion of the San Francisco Committee on Crime that ‘we can do little worse by trying something different.’ The evidence concerning the positive effects of decriminalization suggests that we can do a great deal better.”

Archives of Sexual Behavior, Apr. 1991

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, American Bar Association’s (ABA) Child Custody Pro Bono Project
  • Attorney, Illinois, 1988-present
  • President, Gifted Education Cooperative (GECO) of District 181, Illinois
  • Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award, The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), 1992
Education:
  • JD, School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?
  2. Would Legal Prostitution Better Protect Prostitutes from Violence?