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Why We Work Hard, part 2

By Justin Hayford | October 17, 2008

We work hard because, once in a while, Social Security doesn’t. As you’ll recall from our last post, Ann Fisher headed off to a Social Security hearing this afternoon with Steve, a 29-year-old man with a host of medical problems but scant medical records to document them — a tough case if there ever was…

Why We Work Hard

By Justin Hayford | October 17, 2008

If you’d like a snapshot of the realities our clients face every day — the sort of realities that can make providing legal services a real challenge — consider this story. Steve (not his real name) grew up being shuttled between various foster homes. By the age of 19 he was HIV-positive. He spent the…

Going the Extra Mile … Or 1000

By Justin Hayford | September 17, 2008

We can forgive Council paralegal Steve Barrera if he’s looking a little pooped today. He’s spent the last week or so talking with various officials in the criminal court in Pinellas County, Florida trying to make sure his client’s Social Security won’t be cut off. Why would a criminal court in Florida have anything to…


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