Because the legal difficulties of the poor are frequently symptomatic of longstanding economic, social and personal problems, a small number of legal services programs have hired social workers to collaborate with attorneys. A questionnaire was sent to all social workers employed by legal services programs encountered, job satisfaction and need for continuing education. Data on 48 social workers were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results indicate that social workers can increase the scope and depth of services delivered by legal services programs and also find considerable satisfaction in their work.
Craige, Heather B.; Saur, William G.; and Arcuri, Janice B.
"The Practice of Social Work in Legal Services Programs,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 9
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol9/iss2/11