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Announcements on MLS

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2015-2016 Dates Announced

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:45pm -- 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 2015-2016 series covers 11 different topics (see below).

Location: 

MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Supreme Judicial Court Announces Newly Reconstituted Access to Justice Commission

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:20pm -- RHahn

The Supreme Judicial Court has appointed 24 members to the third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, co-chaired by Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine S. Hines and Susan M. Finegan, Esq., of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC. The first meeting of the new five-year commission was on May 21.

NAVIGATING THE CLINICAL AND LEGAL CHOICES OF ELDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:51pm -- abigailselter

NAVIGATING THE CLINICAL AND LEGAL CHOICES OF ELDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, FEB 27, 2015 The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee will present a full-day seminar for attorneys, social workers and other professionals of all levels of experience and those interested in advocating for elders with mental health issues. Hear from clinicians and attorneys to learn about the intersection of mental health and legal rights in health care planning, nursing home placements, and recovery and empowerment.

Best Practice Guide for Administrative Justice in Massachusetts State Government

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:33am -- RHahn

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

Mass Bar Association Seeks 2014-2015 Access to Justice Award Nominations

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:34pm -- RHahn

The Massachusetts Bar Association annually recognizes the efforts of attorneys and law firms who have made significant strides in enhancing access to justice.  Nominations must be submitted by November 17, in one of the following four categories:

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • DefenderAward
  • Legal Services Award
  • Pro Bono Award for Law Firms

See attached flier for more details.

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