How We Work

With generous support from the legal community, grant makers, foundations and other donors, Legal Aid at Work ensures access to justice and economic opportunity using four strategies. Here’s how:

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Free legal info, fact sheets

We offer know-your-rights trainings, 100-plus fact sheets, other online resources.

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Clinics, helplines

We provide individualized legal advice and help, by phone and in person.

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We bring class and individual actions, limited representation, impact litigation.

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Policy advocacy

We draft and promote laws and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights.

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The people we serve

Click the photos below to learn how we serve various communities.

Most Recent News

The health, safety, and financial security of low-wage workers are at greater risk than ever as the new administration threatens to unravel decades of civil rights and labor laws. Our New Year's message to our dear clients, colleagues, board members,...

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No one's rights under federal or California law have changed as a result of the election. Here's a PDF flyer we've created in Spanish, Chinese and English. (If PDFs are not accessible to you, you can also find it here.) The same text...

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If you're reading this online, you've already found our new website. Welcome! Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center changed its name the first week of January to Legal Aid at Work. We're entering our second century with a new look and sharpened...

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