Bar Seen: Harnais urges legislators to increase civil legal aid funding

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

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MBA President Robert W. Harnais (seated third from left) was a panelist at a legislative briefing on civil legal aid at the State House on March 30. Harnais spoke to legislators and their aides about the importance of fulfilling the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation budget request of $27 million for fiscal year 2017. Harnais also invited legislators to visit their local courts where 64 percent of those eligible for free legal services are turned away from legal aid programs due to a lack of resources. Photo by Lee Constantine.