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.
Leaders from the philanthropic community in Massachusetts discuss the return on investment of funding civil legal aid in this video made possible by a grant from the National Association of IOLTA Programs.
My legal aid attorney was heaven-sent.
Daniele Bien-Aimehttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-daniele-bien-aime/ – Read more
Legal aid is there for people like me.
Remon Jourdanhttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-remon-jourdan/ – Read more
If you can’t die and go to heaven, the next best thing is having a legal aid lawyer.
Isabel Praegerhttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-isabel-praeger/ – Read more
I’m proud that my case set a precedent for other working parents.
Carmelita T.http://mlac.org/clients/meet-carmelita-t-greater-boston-legal-services/ – Read more
Finally I can move forward thanks to my legal aid attorneys.
Leigh Ainsworthhttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-leigh-ainsworth-metrowest-legal-services/ – Read more
If I didn’t find legal aid, I would have lost my house.
Mike Gabrielhttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-mike-gabriel/ – Read more
Legal aid fought for us. To put it simply, we had a champion.
TracyLee Boutilierhttp://mlac.org/clients/meet-tracylee-boutilier/ – Read more