Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007
Over 450 supporters marched in last year's "Walk to the Hill."
Join your colleagues for “Walk to the Hill” for legal aid, March 15
MBA and BBA co-sponsor annual event
On Thursday, March 15, the Massachusetts Bar Association will once again co-sponsor a “Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid” to advocate for increased funding for civil legal services throughout the commonwealth.
The 8th annual Walk to the Hill takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Statehouse. Members of the bar will lobby legislators to increase legal services funding to better meet the need for assistance. Last year, more than 450 attorneys participated in Walk to the Hill and visited over 70 members of the Legislature.
The annual event is co-sponsored by the MBA, the Boston Bar Association and the Equal Justice Coalition.
Increased funding for legal services and access to justice for all of our citizens continues to be a priority of the MBA. Due to a shortage of legal resources, civil legal aid programs are forced to turn away a majority of eligible callers who are seeking assistance in matters such as child support and custody, domestic violence, housing, employment and health care.
The event allows attorneys to speak with their legislators about the critical need for legal services for the indigent.
For more information on the Walk to the Hill or legal aid, call the Equal Justice Coalition at (617) 720-8444, ext. 129.