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14th Annual Walk to the Hill

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
State House - Great Hall, Boston, MA

 

Description:

The 14th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid to take place this January will be a critically important opportunity for lawyers to advocate for civil legal aid for low-income people. It is historically one of the largest lobbying events at the Massachusetts State House and is now an especially vital event as the number of individuals and families eligible for civil legal aid has increased by 13%, or 112,000 in the past two years.

This year MLAC will be requesting $15.5 million for legal services, a $3.5 million increase over last year's budget. The money will avoid further layoffs and service cuts that would force programs to turn away even more residents who need legal help. Please join us at the State House and show your support for civil legal aid. For the latest information check out the Equal Justice Coalition's Fact Sheet and take a look at some of the Talking Points in preparation for the event.


Schedule of Events
11 to 11:30 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Speaking program featuring Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Legislative visits and lunch

Looking for a group to Walk to the Hill with? Join the New Lawyers Section and the Solo & Small Firm Section for a breakfast meet-up before heading over as a group. Click here for details.


 

 

 



 

Contact:

Cathleen Augusto
caugusto@bostonbar.org

 

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