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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

McIntyre, Vitale Appointed by Supreme Judicial Court BOSTON, December 22, 2016 – The board of directors of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), the Commonwealth’s primary funding source for civil legal aid, is pleased to welcome two new members, Edward W. McIntyre and Richard L. Vitali, who were recently appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court. Edward […]

Civil Legal Aid Can Help Veterans Struggling With Homelessness

By Lonnie Powers On any given night in the U.S., close to 39,500 military veterans are homeless. Nearly 1,000 of them are in Massachusetts. These are men and women who have put their lives on the line in the deserts and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the jungles of Vietnam. They fought in […]

Meeting The Civil Legal Needs Of LGBT People

By Lonnie Powers In January, Legal Services NYC (LSNY) released the report “Poverty is an LGBT Issue: An Assessment of the Legal Needs of Low-Income LGBT People.” Analyzing survey data from more than 300 low-income LGBT New Yorkers about their experiences with a range of civil legal issues — non-criminal legal matters like access to […]

Want justice? Don’t be shy—grab the spotlight

By Lonnie Powers Civil legal aid organizations are in the business of advancing one of the biggest, boldest ideas ever conceived in our nation: justice for all. It’s an idea with roots in our country’s founding principle that we are all equal participants in our society and thus deserving of equal rights, opportunities, and the […]