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The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation is hiring a Legislative Campaign Associate

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) is accepting applications for a Legislative Campaign Associate to provide administrative support for the smooth and effective functioning of the Equal Justice Coalition (EJC). About MLAC and the EJC MLAC is a nonprofit organization established by the Commonwealth to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would […]

Governor Baker signs state budget with $3 million increase for civil legal aid

Statement from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: BOSTON, July 26, 2018— Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY19 Budget of the Commonwealth, which includes $21.04 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation—a $3.04 million increase over FY18. The following is a statement from Lonnie Powers, executive director of the Massachusetts Legal […]

Letter to the Editor: Boost civil legal aid budget for the poor

The following letter to the editor was published by the Lowell Sun. As state lawmakers construct a balanced budget that meets all of our needs, they should consider an increase in state funding for civil legal aid. In fiscal year 2017 the work of civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts, including Northeast Legal Aid, which […]

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 […]