Your voice counts!
One of legal aid’s most important funding sources is an appropriation in the state budget. Let your elected officials know that you care about equal access to justice for everyone in Massachusetts.
If you are a managing partner at a Massachusetts law firm, add your signature to a letter of support to the governor and the legislature. Contact us to find out how, or ask the managing partner at your firm to add his or her name.
• View the FY23 letter of support here. If you are a general counsel of a private or public company headquartered in Massachusetts, add your signature to a letter of support to the governor and the legislature. Contact us to find out how, or ask the general counsel at your company to add his or her name.
• More than 50 general counsels have signed the FY23 letter of support.
Community organizations from across Massachusetts have signed on in support of the Equal Justice Coalition’s FY23 campaign for civil legal aid funding. Read the FY23 statement and fill out the form here if your organization would like to endorse the campaign.
We urge private attorneys to participate in Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid, our annual lobby day at the State House. In 2022, the event was held on January 27 as Talk to the Hill.
• If you are a solo practitioner, contact us for more information or simply join us at Walk to the Hill!
Write a letter to the editor or an op-ed in support of increased funding for civil legal aid.
Donate to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. Your contribution will help civil legal aid organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
If you’re a law student, volunteering at Walk to the Hill is a great way to learn about the Massachusetts State House, the legislative process, and meet lawyers from the state’s largest firms who are committed to equal access to justice. Email us for more information.
If you’re an attorney, consider lending your time and talents to civil legal aid. Email us for more information.