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January 2019

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SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101
Date: 
01/16/2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) remains the first line of defense against hunger for thousands of Massachusetts residents.

9:30am to 12:30pm
 
 
Utilities - Advocacy for Low-Income Households
Date: 
01/16/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

This training covers the broad range of topics that arise when low-income households are trying to initiate or protect their utility service, as well as pay their non-utility energy bills (oil, and propane).

Topics will include: how to start service and protect service from termination, how to restore terminated service, how to get on the low-income discount rate, payment plans, and arrearage management programs, funding sources that help pay utility bills, helping victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. and advocating for clients at the Department of Public Utilities.

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Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid
Date: 
01/24/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
State House, Great Hall    

Each year, hundreds of attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents.  Visit  http://equaljusticecoalition.org/walk/ for more information.

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
Access to Justice Commission Meeting
Date: 
01/24/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Social Law Library of the Supreme Judicial Court, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA

Meetings are open to the public and we invite anyone who is interested to attend. See http://www.massa2j.org/a2j/?page_id=573 for more information.

3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
How Can Undocumented Immigrants Pay for College?
Date: 
01/24/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Webinar


The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute invites you to register for the "How Can Undocumented Immigrants Pay for College?" webinar being hosted in collaboration with Unafraid Educators. 

The webinar will be hosted live on Thursday, January 24th from 3:30-4:30pm. The following topics will be discussed:

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Tenants' Rights
Date: 
01/29/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

This training is for community and law advocates, meiators, housing and legal advocates, and other interested in having a better understanding of tenant's rights in Massachusetts.

The training focuses on tenants' rights before moiving in, security deposit and last month's rent issues, getting repairs made, and defending against an eviction. While the eviction process part of the program applies to all tenants, the training focuses primarily on rights of tenants in private housing.

9:30am to 3:30pm
 
 
 
CLE: CVE’s “Soft” War on Terror: Impacts for Clients’ Health Care Access and the First Amendment Online
Date: 
01/31/2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties section of the BBA in collaboration with ACLU Massachusetts, Health Law Advocates and the Muslim Justice League present a CLE addressing representation of clients impacted by a program called Countering Violent Extremism (“CVE”). CVE raises many legal issues for attorneys whose clients it may target.

12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
 
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