Bar unites to support legal aid

Thursday, Nov. 30

MBASealMassachusetts Bar Association President Christopher P. Sullivan spearheaded efforts to unite bar associations across the state in supporting the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. A letter was delivered to Gov. Charles D. Baker signed by all of the MBA’s 31 county and affiliated bar associations. 

The letter urges the governor to fund MLAC at $23 million for fiscal year 2019. It says, in part, “As presidents of the Massachusetts Bar Association and affiliated bar associations across the state, we ask that you include a $5 million increase for civil legal aid through the MLAC line item, 0321-1600, in your FY19 Budget Recommendations.”

To read the letter, click here.

Thank you to the leaders of the bar for continuing to fight for access to justice for all citizens.