In January, the Massachusetts Bar Association launched a
high-profile awareness campaign on the effects of underfunded
courts through a series of videos, billboards and other outreach.
The campaign launched shortly before Gov. Deval Patrick released
his proposed fiscal 2013 budget and will continue leading up to the
House and Senate budget debates in April and May,
As part of this campaign, four public service announcement-style
videos have been produced and released so far. The videos highlight
the negative impact of inadequate court funding through the
perspective of judicial leadership, attorneys, academic leaders and
court staff. The four videos debuted in January and February and
can be found at www.massbar.org or YouTube. Two more videos will be
posted in the weeks ahead.