EJC to Honor Legislators with Awards for Supporting Civil Legal Aid

BOSTON, February 24, 2014 – The Equal Justice Coalition will honor six current and former legislators with awards at a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The recipients will be recognized for their outstanding support of funding for organizations that provide access to justice for low-income Massachusetts residents with critical civil legal problems.

House Speaker Rep. Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Rep. Brian S. Dempsey (D-Haverhill) will receive Beacon of Justice awards for their leadership in support of funding for civil legal aid in 2013.

Sen. Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre), U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, Sen. Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) and former Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty will receive Champion of Justice awards for their exceptional support of civil legal aid throughout their legislative careers.

Wednesday, February 26
12pm to 1pm
Lunch will be served

Massachusetts State House
Grand Staircase
Boston, Massachusetts

About the Equal Justice Coalition
The Equal Justice Coalition, a collaboration of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, works to increase state funding for civil legal aid. For more information, visit www.equaljusticecoalition.org.

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