The Boston Bar Foundation has voted to help support the BBA's Lawyer for the
Day Program at the Boston Housing Court, by utilizing funds from the BBF Herbert
W. Vaughan Fund to help provide necessary supplies and equipment. In the
program's 11 year history, more than 1,000 volunteers from law firms, solo
practices and in-house corporate legal departments have provided legal
assistance and advice to more than 14,000 unrepresented tenants and landlords on
Summary Process (Eviction) day at Boston Housing Court.
"The Lawyer for a Day Program
allows lawyers who might otherwise not have the chance to give back to the
community and serve the Commonwealth's system of justice" said Co-Chair of the
Real Estate Pro Bono Committee, Bob Foster of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.
"It's good for the tenants and landlords who get the help of experienced and
sophisticated real estate attorneys; it's good for the Housing Court, which sees
pro se litigants get advice that makes their cases get resolved more quickly and
fairly; and it's good for the lawyers who gain the satisfaction of helping their
fellow citizens who are in need."
The Vaughan Fund was established in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of
the BBA Lawyer for the Day Program and the leadership of Mr. Herbert
"Wiley" Vaughan. The Fund helps support the pro bono and public service
projects of the Real Estate Section.
If you would like to help us continue this important work, please click here
to donate or to learn more about the Vaughan Fund of the Boston Bar
the Lawyer for the Day Program's 10th Anniversary Reception Wiley Vaughan
(center) with Sandy Moskowitz of Davis Malm & D'Agostine (left) and
Christopher Pitt of Robinson & Cole (right).