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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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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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Local attorney got his start volunteering with the Clearinghouse

Ryan Johnstone’s interest in law started at a young age, sparked by frequent conversations with the attorney who owned the building where his father rented office space. In college, Johnstone pursued a philosophy degree and found that he most enjoyed

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The 2016 Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid

Nearly two-thirds of eligible people seeking civil legal aid in Massachusetts are turned away due to a lack of resources. Without representation, many of them lose their homes, are unable to receive benefits, struggle through child custody or domestic violence cases, or

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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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Introducing the Access to Justice Fellows Program

We are excited to announce that the Clearinghouse will be taking on the administration of the Access to Justice Fellows Program for the 2014 session. The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission launched the Access to Justice Fellows Program in the fall

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