Equal Justice Coalition Appoints New Director
Laura Booth to helm partnership between private bar, legal services
BOSTON, August 30, 2016 – The Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) announces the appointment of Laura Booth as the EJC’s director effective September 14. Laura brings nearly two decades of experience in human services and public policy, most recently serving as campaign manager of the Committee to re-elect State Representative Marjorie Decker. Laura replaces Deborah Silva, who left the EJC in July to become executive director of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
“Laura brings great experience to the EJC,” said EJC Chair Louis Tompros. “She is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income residents of Massachusetts, and her experience in human services, public policy and with the legislative process will play a vital role in expanding our efforts to build new communities of support for legal aid funding.”
“I am thrilled to join the Equal Justice Coalition and look forward to advocating for the critical services provided by legal aid programs and engaging and expanding our circle of partners,” Laura said. “I have long held the EJC in the highest regard and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to its important work on behalf of low-income individuals and families. ”
Prior to her work with Representative Decker’s re-election campaign, Laura served as Director of Family Services at Heading Home, Inc., and was the Director of Programs at Women’s Lunch Place. She also worked at Rosie’s Place, the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, and in the office of State Senator Anthony Galluccio. Laura earned a master’s degree in public policy from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in human services from University of Massachusetts, Boston.
About the Equal Justice Coalition
The Equal Justice Coalition is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association. The EJC includes representatives from bar associations across the Commonwealth, law firms, and the legal services community, who work together to protect the state appropriation for civil legal aid, which funds programs that provide legal advice and representation to low-income Massachusetts residents facing civil legal problems.