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RFP issued for an e-learning developer for an online training course

MLRI has issued a Request for Proposals to develop 2 modules in an online training course for attorneys representing domestic violence survivors in restraining order procedures in Massachusetts.  We are looking for someone to build the course, preferably in Articulate Storyline - we will provide the substantive law experts.

Responses are due October 25, 2019.

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

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.


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.

Best Practice Guide for Administrative Justice in Massachusetts State Government

On December 11, 2014, the Governor and  the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission announced the adoption of an innovation that will enhance access to justice in state administrative agencies.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick
Press Release
Contact: Heather Nichols, Bonnie McGilpin – 617-725-4025; Erika Gully-Santiago (SJC) – 617- 557 – 1114

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