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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 the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means for Civil Legal Aid Investment in FY24 Budget

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 Massachusetts 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 Governor Healey for FY24 Budget with Increased Investment in Civil Legal Aid

BOSTON, March 1, 2023 – Earlier today, Governor Maura Healey issued her FY24 state budget recommendations, which included $49 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 million […]

Hundreds of lawyers, advocates to join virtual “Talk to the Hill” event asking Massachusetts state legislators for increased civil 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 […]