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.

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

WHERE:
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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