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Beyond Advocacy Alone

Incorporating Social Work into Legal Aid Practice

By Mara Tencer Block & Andrya Soprych

When representing certain clients, a growing number of legal aid programs involve social workers. These attorney-social worker collaborations can often accomplish more for clients than either profession could accomplish alone, but attorneys' and social workers' ethical obligations may differ. A clear understanding of attorneys' and social workers' respective roles is requisite for collaboration to succeed.

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