Six months since its official launch, the Massachusetts Bar
Association's Pro Bono Prescription program has attracted dozens of
volunteers and begun the next phase of its mission: assigning cases
to participating attorneys.
The program, a collaboration between the MBA and the
Massachusetts Medical-Legal Partnership network, helps low-income
residents across the state get help for their legal needs, many of
which are impacting their health. A doctor in the emergency room
can treat a child's respiratory troubles, for example, but a lawyer
is instrumental in ensuring that the landlord removes the mold that
triggered the illness.