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Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:32am -- brianreichart

Interactive training will prepare pro bono attorneys to assist landlords and tenants in Housing Court

The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project have launched a new free online training for Lawyer for the Day Volunteers in Housing Court.  The free one-hour course provides attorneys with an interactive overview of the eviction process.

Civil Commitment Certification Training

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:55pm -- brianreichart

The CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is now accepting applications for theirnext commitment certification training, to be held on October 22-24, and November 5, at Community Legal Aid in Worcester. The application deadline is September 21st; please note that attorneys must be accepted into this program before they can register.

MLRI Report: Massachusetts School Children Hurt by Unpaid School Meal Debt Policies

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:07pm -- brianreichart

A new study released today by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) finds that the policies of many Massachusetts school districts towards families with unpaid school meal debt can be punitive towards children in low income households.  MLRI conducted an inventory of 154 Massachusetts public school districts over a six month period that do not provide universal free school meals.  The report is entitled

New grant to increase access to legal services for victims of crime in Massachusetts

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:20am -- RHahn

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) announces today that it has received a two-year, $8 million grant from the Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) to increase access to civil legal services for victims of violent and economic crimes in Massachusetts.

Victims of crime are often left with significant legal needs beyond those addressed in the criminal justice system. Child custody, immigration, healthcare or access to stable housing are just some examples of the civil legal needs faced by many victims following a crime.

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2017-2018 Dates Announced

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:37pm -- RHahn

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 2017-2018 series covers 11 different topics (see below).


MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Legal and administrative support position at CPR/Newton 1/2 time

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:50pm -- RFleischner

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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