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Welcome to the Racial Justice Practice Area! This practice area strives to strengthen civil legal aid’s capacity and skills to advance racial justice. In this section, you can access materials related to racial justice across multiple substantive areas. You will find articles, toolkits, webinars, slides, videos, and other resources to enhance your knowledge about racial justice and to provide guidance on how to apply a racial equity lens to your work. 

Join the Race Equity Coalition! The REC promotes racial justice advocacy in Massachusetts legal service programs by:

  • sharing ideas, tools and local initiatives
  • collaborating to recognize and eliminate systemic barriers to the advancement and inclusion of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American people from low-income households
  • engaging in work that advances racial justice. 

The Race Equity Coalition meets approximately once a month and sends out a bimonthly newsletter. You can join the mailing group by logging into Mass Legal Services, clicking “Join Email Groups” and requesting group membership to the Race Equity Coalition. 

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#OneCLS Community Engagement Model FAQ’s

11/04/2020 - Columbia Legal Services - lock_open

THE #ONECLS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MODEL

11/04/2020 - Columbia Legal Services - lock_open
We have been charged by our Access to Justice and CLS Boards to transform our advocacy to align ourselves with movement lawyering... Read more

Beyond the Business Case for Diversity: What Leaders Must Do

02/22/2021 - David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely - lock_open
Is it time to stop making the business case for diversity? Two scholars who have been studying diversity for decades say that the... Read more

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion —Catchy Slogans and Buzzwords with Little Proof That They Matter to the Legal Profession in Massachusetts!

11/29/2021 - Sheriece M. Perry, Office of Court Management, Massachusetts Trial Court - lock_open
Boston College Law Review.  Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants dedicated his life and much of his work on the bench of the... Read more