Each year, hundreds of attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
11:00am – 1:00pm
State House – Great Hall
The EJC’s legislative funding campaign calls on state lawmakers to adequately fund the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) line item in the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget. MLAC is requesting $27 million in the FY17 budget.
Highlights from last year’s Walk to the Hill
At the 16th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid in 2015, more than 500 attorneys heard from various speakers, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and the presidents of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, about the critical role that civil legal aid plays in ensuring equal access to justice. They then visited their state Senators and Representatives to encourage them to provide $25 million in funding for civil legal aid in the fiscal year 2016 Massachusetts state budget.
Visit the archive on the right to view photos and other highlights from previous Walks.