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Walk to the Hill Meet-Up

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

Looking for a group to Walk to the Hill with? Join the New Lawyers Section and the Solo & Small firm section for a networking breakfast before walking over to the State house as a group.

Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid is one of the largest lobbying events held at the Massachusetts State House.  This year’s Walk is as critical as ever.  Over the past two years, the number of individuals and families eligible for civil legal aid has increased by 13%, or 112,000. This year Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation 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

Schedule of Events:
•         10:15 a.m. – Meet at Boston Bar Association
•         11 to 11:30 a.m. – Walk over to State House and Register
•         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


 

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Contact:

Michael Bouton
mbouton@bostonbar.org

 

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