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Hundreds of lawyers ‘Talk to the Hill’ seeking more funding for civil legal aid

US Rep. Clark, AG Healey, CJ Budd join call for $41M in FY23 Assistant Speaker to the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd led more than 800 lawyers, law students and advocates at the Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid, urging legislators to fund civil […]

MLAC’s response to Governor’s FY23 Budget

BOSTON, January 26, 2022 – Today, Governor Charlie Baker released his FY23 budget with a recommendation to fund civil legal aid at $35 million, the same amount of funding it received in the FY22 budget. “While we are grateful to Gov. Baker for his commitment to funding civil legal aid during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, […]

Hundreds of lawyers will gather virtually to request increased civil legal aid funding

January 27 lobby day seeks $41M for civil legal aid in FY23 BOSTON, January 20 – Assistant Speaker to the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, bar association leaders, and legal aid clients will join hundreds of attorneys, law students, and advocates on […]

Three law firms and UMass Law win awards for legal aid advocacy

EJC recognizes exceptional participation at the Talk to the Hill The Equal Justice Coalition has recognized three law firms and UMass Law School for their outstanding participation in the 2021 Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. The award winners are: Morgan Lewis, winner of the Highest Participation Award WilmerHale, winner of the Exceptional […]

MLAC seeks ARPA funding for Civil Legal Aid

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation seeks Senate inclusion of $18.2m in American Rescue Plan Act funding for four legal initiatives to remedy problems that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated for low-income people across the Commonwealth. Please ask your senator to co-sponsor Sen. DiDomenico’s MLAC Amendment #257! The Housing and Eviction Representation proposal would continue to use federal COVID relief […]

MLAC Applauds $35M for civil legal aid in Senate Ways & Means Budget

$6M increase recognizes severe Impact of pandemic on low-income people BOSTON, May 11, 2021 – Today, the Senate Ways and Means Committee presented its Fiscal Year 2022 budget, including $35 million to fund civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, line item 0321-1600. That is a $6 million increase over FY21. “We are […]

MLAC praises $6M increase for civil legal aid in House Ways & Means Budget

Impact of pandemic on low-income people heightens urgency of civil legal aid BOSTON, April 14, 2021 – Today, the House Ways and Means Committee presented its Fiscal Year 2022 budget, including $35 million to fund civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, line item 0321-1600. That is a $6 million increase over FY21. […]

Civil Legal Aid Needs Rise Due to Pandemic Impacts

Altered Landscape Fuels Push for $6 Mil State Aid Bump The state’s largest funder of civil legal aid services is asking lawmakers to increase state funding by 20 percent in the fiscal 2022 budget to help fund services for low-income residents facing legal issues in areas like housing, employment, education, and government benefits. Lawmakers and […]

MLAC’s response to Governor’s Budget

Urges legislature to provide $35M for civil legal aid in FY22 BOSTON, January 27, 2021 – Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his FY22 budget with a recommendation to fund civil legal aid at $29 million, the same amount of funding it received in the FY21 budget. “I am grateful to Gov. Baker for his […]