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How civil legal aid assists older adults

This post was first published on Huffington Post. By Lonnie Powers The president of the United States is a 71-year-old reality TV star. One of his fiercest critics is the acid-tongued Rep. Maxine Waters, age 79. At age 81, public radio host Diane Rehm married a 78-year-old. At a relatively youthful 68, rock god Bruce Springsteen’s […]

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Announces Retirement of Executive Director Lonnie Powers

Media Contact: Catherine Rizos 617-391-5627 crizos@mlac.org BOSTON (October 27, 2017) – The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) announces that its executive director, Lonnie A. Powers, who has led the organization since its founding, will retire in August 2018. MLAC, created by the state legislature in 1983, is the largest funding source for civil legal aid […]

Free Civil Legal Services Available for Massachusetts Crime Victims

BOSTON (October 11, 2017)—The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) announces today that it has received a two-year, $8 million grant from the Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) to increase access to civil legal services for victims of violent and economic crimes in Massachusetts. Victims of crime are often left with significant legal needs beyond those […]

Prisoners’ Legal Services: Working to Depoliticize Incarceration

By John Carroll On May 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to mentally and physically disabled prisoners seeking parole, requiring  the state  to assist them in developing release plans that address their disabilities with an eye toward reducing the chances that the paroled individual will re-offend […]