Lawyers Will Walk to the Hill to
Make Case for Civil Legal Aid Funding
When: Wednesday, January 30,
2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Great Hall,
Massachusetts State House
Why: Civil legal aid for
children and adults living in poverty is essential to their survival but has
been woefully underfunded. Victims of domestic violence, people facing wrongful
evictions, people with disabilities trying to secure health and other benefits
to which they are entitled, and military families in financial crisis are
examples of the types of clients helped by civil legal aid.
So we need
your help in explaining to our legislators (and yours in particular) why it is
critically important that they increase state funding for civil legal aid via
the line item for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to $15.5
million in the FY 14 budget.
Sponsors: Walk to the
Hill is sponsored by the Equal Justice Coalition, the Boston Bar Association,
the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is co-sponsored by several county and
specialty bar associations throughout
Agenda: From 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon,
we will hear from Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, BBA President J.D. Smeallie,
MBA President Robert L. Holloway, Jr., and a former legal aid client.
At 12 Noon,
we will visit legislators serving our home districts, and make the ask for legal
aid, one on one.
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of the program? Please use #boostcivillegalaid