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
"[The] 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.