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Can Your Program Really Do More with Less?--the Legal Aid Perspective

By Susan Nofi-Bendici

The state of the economy has taxed the unemployment insurance benefits system while increasing the demand on advocates to represent clients in unemployment hearings. At the same time many legal aid programs are experiencing their own staff reductions due to loss of funding. Reaching out to the private bar, implementing pro se clinics, and involving law students can help programs maximize their ability to help clients obtain benefits.

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