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MLAC congratulates Access to Justice Award winners

Statement by Lonnie A. Powers, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation on Access to Justice Award Winners

BOSTON, May 8, 2015 — The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation congratulates all the Access to Justice Award winners honored at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Annual Dinner, held on May 7. Among those honored were two members of the legal services community, Elizabeth Toulan, an attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, who received the Legal Services Award; and National Consumer Law Center Executive Director Will Ogburn, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo was also honored with the MBA President’s Award. “Elizabeth and Will represent the best of the legal services community. Their dedication to increasing access to justice for all in the Commonwealth, and particularly for low-income individuals and families, serves as a model for all of us,” said MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers. “In addition, we offer our sincere congratulations to Speaker DeLeo, who has been a vital partner in the effort to protect our state’s most vulnerable residents, and ensure that they have access to legal advice and representation when facing critical civil issues related to life’s most basic necessities.”