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DLC Releases Investigative Report on the Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS) System

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:00pm -- RHahn

The Disability Law Center has released its investigative report on the Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS) system , the new system for delivering community mental health services.    It is DLC's attempt to help give voice to over 200 people they interviewed who receive CBFS services.   The report also contains the perspectives of other stakeholders, reviewed data and findings, and makes recommendations for strengthening the system, especially around human rights  issues.

National Foreclosure Settlement -- Eligible Massachusetts Borrowers May Be Eligible for Cash Payments

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 9:39am -- RHahn

As part of a settlement entered into with Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation's five largest mortgage servicers, certain Massachusetts borrowers who lost their homes to foreclsoure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 may be eligible for a papyment of $840.  A one page form must be completed and sumbitted by January 18, 2013. Launched Today - New Website for Finding Free Legislative Information

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 12:27pm -- RHahn

The Library of Congress unveiled today. It's a new website that will eventually replace as the government's site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information.

The  site includes bill status and summary, bill text, House and Senate member profiles, and a number of new features, including effective display on mobile devices. 


Free informational forums in Massachusetts about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 1:12pm -- RHahn

The Massachsuetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) will be offering FREE DACA (Defered Action for Childood Arrivals) APPLICATION ASSISTANCE on a limited basis. For more information and resources on DACA, visit MIRA's website, The first two clinics are filling up quickly, please RSVP to reserve your spot and leave your most frequently used e-mail address so that MIRA can send you more information

MLRI Files Suit to Stop Restrictions to Emergency Shelter Program in Massachusetts

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:25pm -- RHahn

According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, MLRI today filed a lawsuit "to stop implementation of harsh new restrictions to emergency shelter access that are to take effect Thursday, August 2. , , ,  The proposed new regulations to this program [Emergency Assistance] are so restrictive that more than half of the homeless families who are now in EA shelter would be ineligible under the new rules."  

Mass. Bar Association Issues Report Addressing Underemployment of Lawyers in Massachusetts

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 5:00pm -- RHahn

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Task Force on Law, the Economy and Underemployment has issued a report entitled "Beginning the Conversation."  As the Report explains, the Task Force "came together to explore the growing problem of underemployment among many of today’s law school graduates in Massachusetts.

Proposed Interim Electronic Filing Guidelines and Protocols for Electronic Filing Pilot Projects in the Trial and Appellate Courts

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 4:18pm -- RHahn

The Supreme Judicial Court's Rules Committee invites comments on proposed interim electronic filing (e-filing) guidelines and protocols for electronic filing pilot projects in the trial and appellate courts.  See the Notice and Draft Protocols on the SJC's website.

Comments must be submitted by May 18, 2012.

Free -- Massachusetts Rules of Court Ebooks Available for Download

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 12:21pm -- RHahn

For more information on this services, which is being provided by the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, see /content/massachusetts-rules-court-ebooks  One advantage to using these ebooks is that once the volumes are download, you do not need internet access to search and read the ebooks.  Current volumes available include:


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