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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 […]

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. Praises House Ways & Means Committee Budget

BOSTON, April 11, 2018―On Wednesday, the House Ways & Means Committee recommended $20 million for civil legal aid funding in its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which represents a $2 million increase over the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. “We’re pleased that the House Ways & Means Committee recognizes the role that civil legal aid funding plays […]