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Twenty-five years ago, I was sitting at my desk at a law firm, surrounded by commercial documents, wondering to myself, “What am I doing with my life?” The telephone rang. An executive recruiter was on the telephone, pursuing a familiar ploy. “Do you know anyone who might be interested in heading a non-profit organization?” “What does it do?” I asked. His response: “Poverty law.” My response: “Yes! Me!” Soon thereafter, I bade farewell to the world of commerce and became executive director of Volunteers of Legal Service.

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