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Don't miss the 19th Annual Walk to the Hill on Jan. 25

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

IWalk MBA Collage FinalThe 19th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Great Hall of the State House.

MBA President Christopher P. Sullivan, who will be one of the speakers at Walk to the Hill, said: “With no guarantee of a lawyer in a civil case, far too many Massachusetts residents go unrepresented in court because they simply cannot afford a lawyer, and the legal aid resources are far too limited to help everyone who is qualified to receive such aid. That’s unacceptable. Having access to a lawyer is critical, especially when folks are fighting for their homes or services for their kids or facing other life-altering challenges. More funding for legal aid is the answer, and the Massachusetts Bar Association urges our elected officials to increase funding for legal aid to ensure equal justice for all in the Commonwealth.”

You can help the MBA build enthusiasm as we advocate for increased funding for civil legal services throughout the commonwealth by participating in the Equal Justice Coalition's #IWalkForJustice social media campaign.

Please write down why you will be participating in Walk to the Hill and/or care about civil legal aid, and then take your photo holding the sign and share it on social media using the #IWalkForJustice hashtag. Click here to download and print a placard and click here for campaign instructions.

One of the largest lobbying events on Beacon Hill, the Walk to the Hill traditionally draws hundreds of lawyers to the State House to request their legislators' support for funding for civil legal aid.

The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Equal Justice Coalition and Boston Bar Association.