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Walk to the Hill Briefing - POSTPONED

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


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Thank you for your interest in our Walk to the Hill Briefing.

Unfortunately we must cancel this evening's presentation, but you can still get more information about January 26th's events!

On January 26th, be sure to join us for Breakfast before heading to the State House.  We’ll be welcoming members with hot coffee and breakfast treats starting at 8:30am and will walk over to the Great Hall at 10:30am. Let us know if you’ll be joining us for breakfast here.

2017 is a very important year for civil legal aid.  Following "Investing in Justice," the report of the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts, we now know more about the justice gap than every before. We know that nearly 2/3 of eligible individuals are turned away from legal aid services for essential life necessities such as shelter or protection from an abuser due to lack of providers. This results in an untold amount of individual hardships and a glut of pro se litigants, straining the courts and hindering access to justice.  In addition, our society must bear the costs of police, shelter, and medical services arising as a result. "Investing in Justice " demonstrates that funding civil legal aid will result in substantial cost savings for the Commonwealth. 

Want to know more about the State Budget? Check out the BBA’s Government Relations Podcast, Geeking out on the State Budget!

Looking for even more information? 

Contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org

Read more about the BBA's involvement in the matter.

 

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Contact:

Kristen White
kwhite@bostonbar.org

 

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