Legal Services lawyers, paralegalsand secretaries in New York City have threatened to go on strike Mondayif they do not get a significant pay hike.

The bitter feud over salariesbegan two weeks ago, when the union representing these legal services professionalsasked management for a 12 percent pay increase across the board for allmembers. Union members say the pay raise is crucial to halt the defectionof attorneys, especially those who leave for the Legal Aid Society, wherethe pay is higher.