Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Board Welcomes New Member
BOSTON, June 14, 2018 — The board of directors of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), the largest funding source for civil legal aid in the Commonwealth, is pleased to welcome a new member, Alma Woodberry, who was recently appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court.
Alma Woodberry has served as a member of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Client Caucus since 2011, providing an important voice for low-income residents within one of the largest civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts. She volunteers her time in many ways, including with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and also as an advocate for elderly members of her community who face crises and unexpected challenges.
MLAC is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Ten members are appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court, and the 11th is the Chief Justice for Administration and Management of the Trial Court or that Justice’s designee.
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The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established by the state legislature in 1983 to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. For more information, visit http://www.mlac.org.