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Evicted for Life - how eviction court record information is exacerbating the housing crisis

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:21pm -- RHahn

Today the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute is releasing Evicted for Life - a new report that highlights how publicly available eviction court record information is harming tenants and exacerbating the housing crisis.

At least 1 million eviction cases have been filed in Massachusetts since 1998 and records of these eviction cases remain online forever, regardless of the outcome of the case.

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2019-2020 Dates Announced

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 4:31pm -- 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 2019-2020 series covers 13 different topics (see below).

Location:  

MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Tuition:  

MLRI LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE EVICTION PROCESS TRAINING FOR LAWYER FOR THE DAY VOLUNTEERS

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.

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2018-2019 Dates Announced

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:25pm -- brianreichart

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 2018-2019 series covers 13 different topics (see below).

Location:  

MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Tuition:  

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).

Location:  

MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

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