Changing Lives One Small Step at a Time

Twelve years ago, Anne Bader-Martin, a court-appointed attorney in the juvenile court system, sat in a Dunkin’ Donuts with one of her clients. The girl was fifteen, pregnant, and determined to keep the baby, so the two of them were

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Governance Expert Teresa Santalucia Helps Local Nonprofits Succeed

When attorney Teresa Santalucia, a partner at Klein Hornig and a member of the Clearinghouse Board of Directors, presents at one of the Clearinghouse’s nonprofit seminars, she’s not only drawing upon years of legal knowledge, but upon her own firsthand

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Affordable Housing Champion Josephine McNeil to Retire

Josephine McNeil, an attorney and longtime member of the Clearinghouse Board of Directors, will never forget the time she was working on an affordable housing project for the city of Newton when a woman approached her and said, “I think

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Meet the Board: Emily Hodge, Clearinghouse Board President and Counsel at Choate Hall & Stewart

Introducing our newest feature: Meet the Board! Members of the Clearinghouse Board of Directors work in both the legal and nonprofit sectors, and their wide variety of practice areas and skillsets are an invaluable resource as the Clearinghouse expands its

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Job Posting: Access to Justice Fellows Program Director

The Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. Our mission is to connect pro bono lawyers with nonprofits and people in need, to promote access to justice, strengthen

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Nonprofits Benefit from DLA Piper’s Real Estate Expertise

DLA Piper attorney Brian Hochleutner was working as a litigator after law school when he got involved in a real estate case and found himself fascinated by the ins and outs of real estate law. Over the next few years,

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Goodwin Attorney Plays Key Role in Supporting New Nonprofits

Fourteen years ago, when Lawyers Clearinghouse and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) teamed up to host a workshop series on nonprofit incorporation, they reached out to Sue Abbott, then an associate at Goodwin Procter, to see if she was

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Greater Boston Legal Services: Carrying on Boston’s Long-Held Tradition of Serving the Poor

The following piece was written by Access to Justice Fellow John Carroll. As an Access to Justice Fellow, John is working with the Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) to create an accurate account of the origins of civil legal services in Massachusetts. Over

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Supporting Pro Bono: Kathy McGrath

Attorney Kathy McGrath, Assistant Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at Liberty Mutual, was first connected with Lawyers Clearinghouse over a decade ago, when lawyers from Mintz Levin invited members of the Liberty Mutual Legal Department to join them at

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Helping the Homeless: FM Global

There was no formal pro bono program in place at FM Global in 2013 when attorney Jon Mishara took over the management of the Rhode Island-based insurance company’s legal department as senior vice president and general counsel, so he quickly

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