Entries by ejc

Letter to the Editor: The health, safety and livelihoods of many of our neighbors depend on civil legal aid

This letter appeared in the Springfield Republican. In Massachusetts, legal aid lawyers are helping a growing number of elders escape exploitation and abuse at the hands of adult children who are addicted to opioids, and helping victims of Hurricane Maria who narrowly escaped Puerto Rico’s devastation navigate the legal requirements of resettling and restarting their […]

Amid deportations, SJC’s chief justice pleads for $5m hike in funding for civil legal aid

Travis Andersen, GLOBE STAFF  JANUARY 25, 2018 The chief justice of the state’s highest court made an impassioned plea Thursday for a $5 million increase in public funding for civil legal aid for poor Massachusetts residents, including undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation and the severing of their families. Speaking at the State House, Chief Justice Ralph […]

Advocating for More Resources for Civil Legal Aid

As it does every year during budget season, the Equal Justice Coalition—a collaboration of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation—drew nearly 700 attorneys from the legal community January 26 to the State House to lobby legislators for increased civil legal aid funding. Since the November election, civil legal […]