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58 General Counsels and In-House Lawyers at Massachusetts Businesses Sign Letter Supporting $55 Million for Civil Legal Aid Programs in FY25 State Budget

BOSTON, January 17 – As the Commonwealth awaits release of Governor Healey’s FY’25 state budget later this month, 58 attorneys who are General Counsels or In-House Lawyers at Massachusetts-based corporations signed a letter to the Governor supporting the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s (MLAC) FY’25 budget line-item request for civil legal aid services. MLAC is the […]

Captains’ Breakfast 2024: Celebration and Motivation!

On Thursday, January 4th, the Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) hosted its annual Captains’ Breakfast at WilmerHale’s downtown Boston office. The event celebrated the dedication and contributions of law firms and law schools that had exceptional participation during the EJC’s FY24 campaign for increased state funding for civil legal aid in Massachusetts. Specifically, attendees were thanked […]

Equal Justice Coalition Honors Massachusetts Legislators for Championing Civil Legal Aid

On Thursday, October 19, the Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) held a special event at the Massachusetts State House to formally recognize seven legislators who have been “Beacons of Justice” on the hill. This year’s honorees were selected by a committee for their unwavering support of civil legal aid funding through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s […]

MLAC Commends Governor Healey and Legislature for $49 Million Appropriation for Civil Legal Aid in FY24 Budget

BOSTON, August 9, 2023 – Earlier today, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey signed into law the FY24 Budget of the Commonwealth, which includes $49 million for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) to provide funding to civil legal aid organizations through line item 0321-1600. This marks an $8 million increase over the FY23 allocation. MLAC is […]

MLAC Applauds Senate Committee for FY24 Budget Proposal

BOSTON, May 9, 2023 – Today, the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its FY24 budget proposal, which includes $49 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s (MLAC) line item 0321-1600.   MLAC is the largest funder for our state’s civil legal aid organizations, which provide free representation, guidance, and […]

MLAC Applauds MA House of Representatives FY24 Budget

BOSTON, April 12, 2023 – Earlier today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released its FY24 budget proposal, which includes $49 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s (MLAC) line item 0321-1600. MLAC Executive Director Lynne Parker says that by fully funding MLAC’s request, Massachusetts State Representatives demonstrated […]

MLAC Commends Gov. Healey for Proposed Legal Aid Investment

BOSTON, March 1, 2023 – Earlier today, Governor Maura Healey issued her FY24 state budget recommendations, which included $49 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s (MLAC) line item 0321-1600. “MLAC is grateful for Governor Healey’s outstanding commitment to supporting civil legal aid, and we applaud her increased investment of $8 […]

Talk to the Hill draws 1,000+ people to support $49M for legal aid

BOSTON, January 27– On Thursday, Governor Maura Healey, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, bar association leaders, and legal aid clients joined a virtual gathering of more than 1,000 people – including 755 members of the private bar and several dozen law students – for Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. The […]

Lawyers, advocates to rally online for increased legal aid funding

January 26 lobby day seeks $49M for civil legal aid in FY24  BOSTON, January 24 – Governor Maura Healey, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, bar association leaders, and legal aid clients will join a virtual gathering of hundreds of private attorneys and law students on Thursday, January 26, at 11 a.m. for Talk to the […]