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[Cancelled] Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Machiko Sano Hewitt with any questions. Presenter:  Jerry Cohen, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP and Access to Justice Fellow Many nonprofits have intellectual property assets

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Access to Justice Fellow advocates for an end to mass incarceration

When John Bowman read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander’s sobering New York Times bestseller about America’s criminal justice system, for his book club, he was shocked. He was semi-retired after working as an

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Access to Justice Fellows Program kicks off fourth year

The Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission welcomed over 100 guests from area law firms, nonprofit organizations, and the Court to a kick-off event at the Adams Courthouse to mark the start of the fourth year of the

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The 2015 Access to Justice Fellows graduation ceremony

The Lawyers Clearinghouse hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2014-2015 class of Access to Justice Fellows on Thursday, June 11, at Boston law firm Mintz Levin. Graduating Fellows were joined by representatives from their partner organizations, as well as a number of

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Access to Justice Fellow provides vital assistance to low-income taxpayers

“When I reached retirement age I didn’t really want to retire,” says Access to Justice Fellow Hardin Matthews, who retired in 2013 after a 39-year legal career in the Tax & Benefits Department at Ropes & Gray. Matthews found the

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Access to Justice Fellows making legal aid more accessible to veterans

On any given night, there are 1250 homeless veterans sleeping on the streets of Massachusetts. Many of them are grappling with mental illness and substance abuse issues due to post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other invisible wounds

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Access to Justice Fellows Program Enters Third Year

The Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission cohosted a Kick-Off Event for the Access to Justice Fellows Program on the evening of Thursday, October 2 at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Members of Boston’s legal and nonprofit

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Welcoming Mia Friedman, the new Access to Justice Fellows Program Director

Mia Friedman was working as a lawyer in private practice when she decided it was time to follow her true passion. She had gone to law school seeking the skills to help people in need change their lives for the

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