Newspaper Profiles Legal Aid Lawyers Tending Bar, Driving Uber to Make Ends Meet - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 3, 2019
The New York Times today profiled the struggles of legal aid attorneys who find themselves taking side jobs in the “gig economy” out of financial necessity despite having full-time jobs. Some attorneys worked as Uber drivers, dog walkers and bartenders to supplement their income. According to the president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, a third of legal aid lawyers in New York choose to work additional jobs, and two-thirds start their careers with significant student loan debt.