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Legal Services Leadership on Job Development

The San Francisco Experience

By Tanya Neiman

Legal services lawyers can help low-income people move out of poverty by leading the legal sector to employ clients moving from welfare to work. Advocates can connect legal employers with community-based job-development and -training agencies. A job-development, -training, and -retention program, the Legal Employment Action Program in San Francisco taps the legal sector as an employer capable of offering life-sustaining jobs to recipients desperate to move from welfare to work.

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