‘Innovative’ Boston Court Service Center celebrated

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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Massachusetts Bar Association leadership attended the Boston Court Service Center event at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston on Oct. 30, which featured remarks by Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants (pictured) and Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence.

"Today's celebration of the Court Service Center marks an important and vital step in making the courts more accessible to all citizens," said MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy. "The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to stand behind the court's innovative program, and we will continue to support forward-thinking solutions and attorneys' pro bono efforts, which increase access to justice."

Court Service Centers offer assistance with court forms and documents; provide access to public computers, workstations and interpreter services; and give information about community resources, legal assistance programs and social service agencies. In June, the court launched pilot programs at the Brooke Courthouse and the Franklin County Justice Center. Four additional Court Service Centers are planned for the coming year as part of the Trial Court's efforts to expand the public's access to justice.