The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation supports the initatives below to help legal aid programs expand funding, develop best practices and more effectively serve low-income people.
- The Equal Justice Coalition was created by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and MLAC to protect the state appropriation for civil legal aid.
- The Diversity Coalition improves services to low-income clients by building cultural competence among legal aid staff and addressing other diversity-related issues within Massachusetts legal aid community.
- The Bart Gordon Fellowship helps legal aid programs overcome barriers to service by providing funding to hire recent law school graduates equipped to reach out to underserved communities.
- The Racial Justice Fellowship addresses pervasive problems of racial injustice through systemic advocacy and other strategies.
- The Central Technology Project seeks to standardize technology for MLAC- and LSC-funded legal aid programs in Massachusetts.