Email, call and visit the governor and your state legislators about the importance of civil legal aid funding. We’ve provided suggested talking points [PDF] to guide your discussion. Need to look up your legislators? Go to the Secretary of State’s website.
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, or a general counsel of a private or public company headquartered in Massachusetts, you can add your signature to a letter of support to the governor and the legislature.
More than 50 general counsels have signed the FY24 letter of support.
Each year, community organizations from across Massachusetts also sign on in support of the campaign. FY24 info available here.
We urge private attorneys to participate in Walk/Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid, our annual lobby day at the State House. In 2023, the event was held virtually on January 26 as Talk to the Hill.
• If you are a solo practitioner, contact us for more information or simply join us at Talk 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/Talk 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.