Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
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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.

Disability Law Center

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 disabilities

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]

Web: http://www.dlc-ma.org

Click here to view the March 2008 e-Journal profile on
Disability Law Center Inc.

 

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