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House Ways & Means Committee recommends $2 million increase for civil legal aid

Below is a statement from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation on the $2 million increase proposed by the House Ways & Means Committee. Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. Praises House Ways & Means Committee Budget BOSTON, April 11, 2018―On Wednesday, the House Ways & Means Committee recommended $20 million for civil legal aid funding in its […]

Letter to the Editor: Civil legal aid is a bargain in its rescued lives

This letter appeared in the Worcester Telegram. With uncertainty about how federal tax reform will impact Massachusetts, state lawmakers writing next year’s budget have an almost impossible task. They must align public spending with programs that not only improve lives, but yield a substantial return on investment, as well. Civil legal aid does just this […]

Job Opening: Executive Director, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), a statewide organization that provides leadership and support for civil legal services to low-income individuals and families, in partnership with the broader civil legal services community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, seeks nominations and applications for its next Executive Director. Read the announcement and full job description on the […]

Letter to the Editor: The health, safety and livelihoods of many of our neighbors depend on civil legal aid

This letter appeared in the Springfield Republican. In Massachusetts, legal aid lawyers are helping a growing number of elders escape exploitation and abuse at the hands of adult children who are addicted to opioids, and helping victims of Hurricane Maria who narrowly escaped Puerto Rico’s devastation navigate the legal requirements of resettling and restarting their […]

Amid deportations, SJC’s chief justice pleads for $5m hike in funding for civil legal aid

Travis Andersen, GLOBE STAFF  JANUARY 25, 2018 The chief justice of the state’s highest court made an impassioned plea Thursday for a $5 million increase in public funding for civil legal aid for poor Massachusetts residents, including undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation and the severing of their families. Speaking at the State House, Chief Justice Ralph […]