Tom Murphy, a supervising attorney at the Disability Law Center, was quoted in a Nov. 24 WBUR article. A long-running civil rights movement has won a huge but quiet victory in Boston. It’ll mean millions of dollars in spending, and construction projects across the city — including in Jamaica Plain, where Michael Muehe has lived […]
Pauline Quirion, the lead attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), was quoted in a Nov. 28 Boston Globe article about a case the organization is bringing to the Supreme Judicial Court to appeal the expungement of old cannabis charges. When state legislators passed a criminal justice reform bill in 2018, Massachusetts residents won the […]
Daniel Bahls, a staff attorney at Community Legal Aid, wrote a recent op-ed in The Greenfield Recorder about the challenges veterans face, including legal needs. “As we celebrate our veterans on Veterans Day, we must also acknowledge what we, as their country and their community, can do better to honor their sacrifices. While our region’s […]
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation seeks Senate inclusion of $18.2m in American Rescue Plan Act funding for four legal initiatives to remedy problems that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated for low-income people across the Commonwealth. Please ask your senator to co-sponsor Sen. DiDomenico’s MLAC Amendment #257! The Housing and Eviction Representation proposal would continue to […]
Writing in The Boston Globe, MLAC Executive Director Lynne Parker and Board Chair Mala Rafik make the case for using ARPA to fund civil legal aid initiatives to aid COVID recovery: Civil legal aid goes to heart of what rescue plan is intended for The editorial board wisely recognizes the opportunity that the American Rescue […]
Andrea Park, Housing and Homelessness Staff Attorney at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 31 SouthCoast Today article. A state law from January stipulates that landlords are required to notify their tenants of programs that can help them meet rent or avoid eviction. When a landlord begins the eviction process, they must […]
House Amendment supports proposals to boost legal help with healthcare, education, family issues, and housing BOSTON, October 28 – Funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act present a unique opportunity for Massachusetts to invest in the low-income communities that have suffered the most during the COVID-10 pandemic, especially communities of color that are seeing […]
The Supreme Judicial Court today announced the appointments of seven new members to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, including Lynne Parker, executive director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. Other members of the civil legal aid community were also welcomed to the commission, including: Rachel Biscardi, supervising attorney with the Family Law Unit at […]
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) was established by the Commonwealth in 1983 to ensure that low-income people with critical non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation.
MLAC is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts.