Community Legal Aid (CLA) and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) are pleased to announce the launch of a new website to help elders and low- income persons locate legal assistance and information for a wide spectrum of civil legal problems. This tool – named the Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder (LRF) – can be accessed at www.MassLRF.org. Its development was funded by a Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) from the Legal Services Corporation.
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This fiscal year, over 400 children and their families had to sleep in bus stations, cars, emergency rooms, and other "places not meant for human habitation" before they could be approved for emergency shelter (EA). The New England Public News Service draws attention to the crisis: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-04-11/hunger-food-nutrition/doctor...
Additional Staff Attorney Openings at NCLC®
The National Consumer Law Center® announces a total of three new attorney positions, offering an unprecedented opportunity to join our staff in a collegial atmosphere dealing with cutting edge consumer law issues. NCLC® is especially interested in receiving applications from attorneys who would add diversity to the staff. Please see the attached job announcement for more information. Person who have already applied for the recently posted attorney opening will automatically be considered for these positions.
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For 42 years, from 1969 to his retirement in 2010, Allan Rodgers served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. In his newly-released book, "RAP-UPs of a Retired Reformer: Stories About how Legal Services Advocates Transformed the Laws for Poor People in Massachusetts," Allan provides a fascinating insight on how MLRI and its allies succeeded in making significant and long lasting changes in laws, policies and practices that affected low income people, families and communities.
We are happy to announce the launch of DLC-MA, our new mobile web app.
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A new mobile app, Pocket DACA, is now available from the Apple iTUnes and Google Play stores. Developed by the Immigration Advocates Network, with its partners the American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Pro Bono Net, it is aimed at helping immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process.
The Massachusetts Division of Banks amended their foreclosure regulations last month by adding subsections relative to requirements for mortgage loan modifications. (209 Code of Mass. Regulations 56). See this post from the Massachusetts trial court law library for more information. http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/2013/07/massachusetts-foreclosure-regulations.html
The Massachusetts legislature now has a tool called "MyLegislature." Once you register, you can follow Bills, Hearings, and Committees that are of interest to you, as well as the Senate and House Legislators for your district. Register at the Legislature's website, https://malegislature.gov/