Each year, hundreds of attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
State House – Great Hall, 11 am – 1 pm
Speaking program begins at 11:30 am
The EJC’s legislative funding campaign calls on state lawmakers to adequately fund the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) line item in the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget.
Highlights from last year’s Walk to the Hill
At the 17th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid in 2016, more than 600 attorneys heard from various speakers, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and the presidents of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, about the critical role that civil legal aid plays in ensuring equal access to justice. They then visited their state Senators and Representatives to encourage them to provide $27 million in funding for civil legal aid in the fiscal year 2017 Massachusetts state budget.
Visit the archive on the right to view photos and other highlights from previous Walks.