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Meet & Greet with New MLAC Executive Director Lynne Parker

Monday, December 10, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Description:

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) recently appointed a new Executive Director, Attorney Lynne M. Parker.  Join the BBA Delivery of Legal Services Section for a reception to welcome her to the Boston legal community!

Parker has more than three decades of experience advocating on behalf of low-income clients, most recently as Executive Director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance. She began her legal aid career representing migrant farmworkers as an attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Bangor, Maine, and later worked at Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (now South Coastal Counties Legal Services) an MLAC-funded organization.  Early in her career, she served with the Peace Corps in Guatemala, and she has also worked as an AmeriCorps Site Director and as a housing advocate—an area of work which has been a focus of her time as a legal aid attorney. Read more about the new MLAC Executive Director here.

About MLAC

MLAC was established by the state legislature in 1983 to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. With funding from the Commonwealth and the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), as well as from government grants and private foundations, MLAC is the largest funding source for civil legal aid in Massachusetts, supporting 14 local and statewide civil legal aid programs. MLAC also provides leadership and support for the continued improvement of legal aid to low-income people statewide through initiatives focused on advocacy for increased state funding of legal aid; diversity, equity, and inclusion; systemic technology enhancements; and special projects to deliver legal services to victims of crime and to immigrants facing deportation.

 

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Contact:

Carolyn Barrett
cbarrett@bostonbar.org

 

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