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Job Opening: Executive Director, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), a statewide organization that provides leadership and support for civil legal services to low-income individuals and families, in partnership with the broader civil legal services community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, seeks nominations and applications for its next Executive Director. Read the announcement and full job description on the […]

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 […]