The Center for Public Representation, a public interest law firm advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities seeks a highly motivated and organized person, working half-time, to provide some administrative and significant legal support in our Newton office. Responsibilities will include answering phones, client intakes, general administrative duties such as basic correspondence/record requests, filing, ordering supplies, conference room coordination, photocopying/scanning, incoming/outgoing mail management and travel arrangements. Legal support will ent
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Massachsuetts Attorney General Maura Healy has established a new hotline for Massachusetts residents to report incidents of bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence.
The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services in the United States has released a report finding, among other conclusions, that "most people living in poverty, and the majority of moderate-income individuals, do not receive the legal help they need".The report also includes recommendations for various measures to improve how legal services are delivered and accessed.
Find the report at the ABA's website.
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) present a series of trainings every year for legal, social, health services, and community advocates who assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Each session includes substantive materials and is led by expert advocates from legal services programs throughout the state.
The 2016-2017 series covers 11 different topics (see below).
Have you ever wished you had more tools to help in mental health cases?
MHLAC has invited Dan Berstein, a mediator and mental health expert living with bipolar disorder, to teach strategies for navigating mental health communication challenges. Don't miss this opportunity!
The White House Council of Economic Advisors has just released a detailed report on the short and long term benefits of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) including improved food security and better health, academic and economic outcomes for children and families. The report is posted on the WHCEA website.
The Legal Services Corporation announced today that 15 legal aid organizations will receive grants to support innovations in pro bono legal services for low-income clients. See the LSC press release, www.lsc.gov/media-center/press-releases/2015/2015-pro-bono-innovation-gr...
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee is hosting a full day seminar Monday, November 9th 2015 at MCLE, in Boston where clinicians, attorneys, advocates, family members, peers and others will come together to discuss and learn about dual diagnosis, substance abuse recovery, and tools to access care, including how to appeal insurance denials.
Short-Term, 10-15 hours/week
Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) is a private non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal education and life opportunities.
See Briggs v. Bremy, which challenged Connecticut’s widespread delays in processing SNAP applications and issuing benefits. On July 6, 2015, the second Circuit helds that SNAP applicants can can sue under section 1983 to enforce federal statutory time limits. TheSecond Circuit is the first Circuit to address this issue in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Gonzaga Univ. v. Doe, 536 U.S. 273 (2002).