How We Work

With generous support from the legal community, grant makers, foundations and other donors, we provide free legal services in four main ways:

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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 what kinds of issues we address and what communities we serve.

Most Recent News

More than six decades after the U.S Air Force discharged her without warning, Helen James is still seeking the honors she earned. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in...

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As groups across California and the United States work to shore up essential civil and workplace rights that have been established over the past 50 years, our annual lecture series is more timely than ever. The series launches June 13...

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This Memorial Day, let’s honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country, by caring for veterans who survived but carry scars from their service. One veteran we’ve worked with, whom I’ll call “Laura” in this post, was sexually assaulted...

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Page Summary

This is the home page of the website of Legal Aid at Work. We provide free legal services to low-income people. Our four types of services include individualized advice and counsel; information and other resources that we offer online and in person; representation in court and in administrative hearings; and advocacy for changes in local, state, and federal laws and for changes in employers' policies. Please click on any of the boxes above to learn more about a particular aspect of our work or how we serve a particular group of people.

California-based Legal Aid At Work (formerly known as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center) is not in any way officially or unofficially affiliated or associated with or authorized, sponsored, or endorsed by, or connected with Legal Aid Works (formerly known as Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc.), which provides free legal services in Virginia.

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