Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
Featured pro bono opportunity: Disability Law Center Inc.
October is Pro Bono
Month. The MBA urges members to expand their pro bono efforts
to help those who need legal services. Click here to view a list of companies and MBA
programs in need of volunteers. To view MBA President Valerie A.
Yarashus' letter to membership about Pro Bono Month, click here.
Mission: Disability Law Center provides
representation to persons with disabilities throughout
Massachusetts in matters involving discrimination, abuse, special
education, benefits and access to public and private services.
Volunteer activities: Attorneys provide legal
information and advice, direct or co-counsel representation without
charge. In addition to investigating intake issues, paralegals do
research and writing along with law students.
Populations: Persons with disabilities
Service area: Massachusetts
Legal areas: Civil rights for people with
Categories: Mental health issues, health care,
employment, education, disability law, civil rights and liberties,
benefits and prisoners
Support: Orientation, reference materials,
training, manuals and supervision
Contact: Kathryn A. Joyce, executive director,
11 Beacon St., Suite 925, Boston, 02108, [e-mail mail]
Click here to view the March 2008
e-Journal profile on
Disability Law Center Inc.