The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) provides leadership and support to improve civil legal services to low-income people in Massachusetts through collaboration with the legal services community, the public, the bar, and the legislature.
(adopted in the March 2012 Strategic Plan)
The core purpose of the civil legal services system in Massachusetts is to address the causes and to ameliorate the effects of poverty by pursuing equal justice for poor people. To achieve this goal, the system shall provide high-quality, strategically focused legal assistance that helps clients transform their lives and communities.
All of the participants in the system should work together to ensure that legal services are delivered in the most effective and coordinated fashion. Participants should together communicate the needs of their clients and the communities which they serve, and work toward setting collective goals.
A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so that clients can be best served.
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