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Chief Justice Margaret Marshall headlines Captains’ Breakfast kick-off event for Walk to the Hill 2019

Leaders from Massachusetts law firms and law schools gathered at the offices of Ropes & Gray this morning for the Equal Justice Coalition’s “Captains’ Breakfast”– an annual event in the EJC’s legislative budget campaign that sparks the legal community’s advocacy for civil legal aid. Participants celebrated past successes, heard from legal aid advocates, and discussed […]

Governor Baker signs state budget with $3 million increase for civil legal aid

Statement from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: BOSTON, July 26, 2018— Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY19 Budget of the Commonwealth, which includes $21.04 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation—a $3.04 million increase over FY18. The following is a statement from Lonnie Powers, executive director of the Massachusetts Legal […]

House Ways & Means Committee recommends $2 million increase for civil legal aid

Below is a statement from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation on the $2 million increase proposed by the House Ways & Means Committee. Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. Praises House Ways & Means Committee Budget BOSTON, April 11, 2018―On Wednesday, the House Ways & Means Committee recommended $20 million for civil legal aid funding in its […]

Letter to the Editor: Civil legal aid is a bargain in its rescued lives

This letter appeared in the Worcester Telegram. With uncertainty about how federal tax reform will impact Massachusetts, state lawmakers writing next year’s budget have an almost impossible task. They must align public spending with programs that not only improve lives, but yield a substantial return on investment, as well. Civil legal aid does just this […]