FISCAL YEAR 2017
Some of the most prominent representatives of the Massachusetts legal community are joining together again this year to urge Governor Baker and the legislature to increase funding for the civil legal aid line item in the Commonwealth’s FY17 budget.
General Counsel Letter
General counsel from dozens of the leading corporations and institutions doing business in Massachusetts will deliver a letter to Governor Baker and members of the Legislature asking them to support civil legal aid with an increase in the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation line item. In addition, general counsel from over 20 Massachusetts biopharma companies signed a letter in support of civil legal aid, detailing its important contributions to improving health.
Managing Partners Letter
Managing partners of many of the largest law firms in Massachusetts delivered letters to the Governor and the Legislature, urging them to increase funding for the civil legal aid line item.
Law School Deans Letter
Massachusetts law school deans delivered letters to Governor Baker and members of the Legislature, explaining that an increase in civil legal aid funding is necessary to improve access to justice in the Commonwealth.