Tread lightly in calling for no-frills civil legal services for poor – A Letter to the Editor from Community Legal Aid Director Jonathan Mannina

Civil legal aid is good for business and vital for justice, says MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers. Read more at WGBH News.

Pro bono service is crucial, but additional state support is needed to bridge justice gap, says MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers

Massachusetts House releases $36.2B state budget

Legal aid advocates said the House budget doesn’t go far enough to support services for low-income people facing legal issues such as child custody, domestic violence, housing, health care, or access to government benefits.

Civil legal aid delivers dignity – and dollars

An op-ed that claims civil legal aid strengthens society and is an excellent fiscal investment for the Commonwealth. MetroWest Legal Services Executive Director Betsy Soule is the co-author.

Patrick proposes $1M more for legal aid in 2015 (Boston Business Journal)

“It’s going to be useful, but it’s nowhere near what we need,” said Lonnie Powers, executive director of MLAC.