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Expanding Access to Justice by Engaging Senior Fellows

Monday, March 11, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

Last fall, the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission launched an innovative program pairing senior attorneys with non-profit and legal service organizations.  Seven distinguished lawyers who have retired or are transitioning into retirement were selected by the Commission to serve as Access to Justice Fellows in a statewide pilot project providing critical legal assistance to underserved populations.  The Commission is currently recruiting for next year's Fellowship class.

In this session, Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice and Co-Chair of the Access to Justice Commission, Hon. Ralph D. Gants, will talk about the program's purpose.  We will also hear first-hand experiences from some of the inaugural Fellows and one of the legal aid agencies that is hosting an Access to Justice Fellow.

Panelists:
Hon. Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice and Co-Chair of the Access to Justice Commission
• Bill Patton, Ropes and Gray, Fellow with Volunteer Lawyers Project
• Martha Koster, Mintz Levin, Fellow with The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
• Hon. Patrick Fox, District Court Judge (retired), Fellow with Dismas House, Lutheran Social Services of New England, and groups seeking to establish a lawyer for the day program in Worcester District Court
Richard Soden, Goodwin Procter, Fellow with the Lawyers Clearinghouse
Sarah Ignatius, Executive Director of PAIR


 


 

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Contact:

Jennifer Jones
jjones@bostonbar.org

 

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