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Opportunities for Legal Services Advocacy on Jobs, Employment, Education, and Training Issues

By Irv Ackelsberg, Barbara Bonifas, Brad Caftel, Maurice Emsellem, Bristow Hardin, James Head, Mary Ellen Hombs, Elizabeth Imholz, Steve Savner & Paul Weckstein

The lack of employment opportunities paying a livable wage is one of the major problems plaguing low-income people. This article identifies important economic developments limiting clients' employment opportunities, presents strategies for advocacy in this area, and highlights some of the initiatives advocates have undertaken to coordinate work in this area.

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