Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
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2010 Walk to the Hill.

Join the MBA and featured speaker SJC Justice Ralph D. Gants at Tuesday's Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid

Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid is one of the largest lobbying events at the Statehouse. Last year, 700 attorneys participated in the walk and played a critical role in securing level funding for the civil legal aid line item in FY11. Join the MBA and featured speaker SJC Justice Ralph D. Gants on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Statehouse to advocate for increased funding for civil legal services throughout the commonwealth.

This year's Walk to the Hill message to legislators advocates for maintaining funding for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) line item at $9.5 million.

The speaking program will be held from 11:30 to noon in the Great Hall of Flags at the Statehouse. Speakers include:

  • SJC Justice Ralph D. Gants;
  • Massachusetts Bar Association President-Elect Richard P. Campbell;
  • Boston Bar Association President Donald Frederico; and
  • Natasha Torres of Oxford, Mass., former client of Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts.

Click here for a full event schedule.

This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Assocation, the Equal Justice Coalition and the Boston Bar Association.



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