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Announcements on MLS

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)

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

ABA Issues Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:29pm -- RHahn

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.

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2016-2017 Dates Announced

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:23am -- 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 2016-2017 series covers 11 different topics (see below).

Location:  

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