Know Your Rights! Program educates nonprofits

Issue April 2014

Representatives from the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) attended a kickoff luncheon for the Know Your Rights! Program on March 13 at Mintz Levin in Boston.

The statewide program educates leaders of nonprofit organizations that focus on helping low-income women and their families. Each month, experts teach participants about legal topics that are relevant to the clients they serve. The guest speaker at the kickoff event was Hon. Dina E. Fein, first justice of the Housing Court, Western Division, and the special advisor for access to justice initiatives.

The MBA recently joined the program as a partner and will film the sessions, allowing nonprofits throughout the state to participate through a webinar format. Other sponsoring organizations are the Women's Bar Association and Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts; the American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC; One Family Inc.; and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston.