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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Announces Appointment of Lynne Parker as Executive Director

BOSTON, August 8, 2018—The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynne M. Parker as the organization’s new executive director, effective September 17. Parker has more than three decades of experience advocating on behalf of low-income residents, most recently as executive director of New Hampshire […]

MLAC Thanks Governor Baker for Approving Civil Legal Aid Funding Increase

BOSTON, July 26, 2018— Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY19 Budget of the Commonwealth, which includes $21.04 million for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation—a $3.04 million increase over FY18. The following is a statement from Lonnie Powers, executive director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: “We thank Governor Baker for […]

MLAC Urges Governor Baker to Approve Civil Legal Aid Funding Increase

BOSTON, July 19, 2018 – Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature approved the Conference Committee’s FY19 Budget Recommendations, including $21,040,000 for civil legal aid through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), a $3 million increase over FY18. MLAC expresses its deep gratitude to the Conference Committee and the Legislature and urges Governor Baker to approve this funding […]

MLAC Applauds Senate for Funding Increase for Civil Legal Aid in FY19 Budget

BOSTON, May 25, 2018 – The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) expresses its thanks to the State Senate, which today approved $21 million in funding for civil legal aid in its FY19 Budget. This additional funding was made possible by bi-partisan support for amendment 992, co-sponsored by 27 senators, which added $2 million to the […]

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to Celebrate 35th Anniversary, Honor Founding Executive Director at June Gala

BOSTON, May 17, 2018—The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth, will hold its 35th Anniversary Gala on June 18 at Morgan Lewis in Boston. The event will honor MLAC’s founding executive director, Lonnie Powers—who will retire in August—and the 32 staff members who have worked […]

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. Statement on Senate Ways & Means Committee Budget

BOSTON, May 10, 2018―In its FY19 budget, released today, the Senate Ways & Means Committee recommended funding civil legal aid in the Commonwealth at $19 million. This represents a $1 million increase over last year’s budget. Given the depth of unmet need for civil legal aid services among people living in poverty, the Massachusetts Legal […]