Lawyers Journal

Support the MBA’s community service through Public Service Fund

MBA Executive Director Marilyn J. Wellington, Esq., is seeking the support and generosity of the legal community as the MBA continues to build on the wealth of community services programs being provided in communities across Massachusetts.

In early February, MBA members will receive an important brochure in the mail—Bringing the Legal Profession into Your Community—reminding members of the thousands of hours of time that their colleagues in the law give back to their communities by volunteering in programming administered through the Massachusetts Bar Institute.

Through much collaboration with schools, state agencies, civic organizations, councils on aging and the like, the MBA has earned a reputation for excellence in providing programs to educate our youth, provide legal services to those in the greatest need, and to reach out to our neighbors, young and old, with invaluable law-related services and education.

Whether it be through the Elder Law Program, the Lawyer-Teacher Partnership initiative, pro bono programs such as the veterans project, the popular High School Mock Trial Tournament or the multitude of other community and public services, invaluable legal services and programming are offered to those who need it most.

“The MBA takes great pride in offering legal assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney, providing legal representation to members of our communities in the greatest need, inspiring the next generation of legal professionals, bringing about a better understanding of the role of the legal profession and legal system as part of our daily lives, and working to build new pro bono opportunities where they are most needed,” Wellington said. “If we are to continue to expand and enhance these programs that are so vital to our profession and to our communities, we must rely on the support and generosity of our colleagues in the legal community.”

By contributing to the “Bringing the Legal Profession into Your Community” MBI Public Service Fund, members will invest in the future of the association’s public and community services that impact thousands of citizens each year across the commonwealth.

Any and all contributions are welcome. In the materials coming in the mail, members will note levels of giving. For more information, e-mail [e-mail communityservices].

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