Help Us Support Legal Service Funding - A Legislative Action Alert from the BBA

We are asking for your help in urging your State Senators and Representatives to support $15 million in funding for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) fiscal year 2015 budget line item (0321-1600).  MLAC is the primary funding source for many of the civil legal aid organizations in the state.

The FY2015 House budget provides for $15 million in MLAC funding.  The FY2015 Senate budget provides for $14 million.  A Conference Committee consisting of three Senators and three Representatives is currently crafting a consensus budget that will be completed by early July and sent to the Governor to be signed into law. 

Please call or email your state legislators TODAY and ask them to urge the Senate President, Speaker of the House, and Conference Committee members to include $15 million for MLAC in the final FY15 budget.

Look up your State Senators and Representatives here. For some additional helpful information about MLAC, click here.

Thank you for all that you do to support access to justice for all in the Commonwealth.