Join "12 for 12" It's more than funding. It's fairness.

Issue March 2014

Funding for Massachusetts courts and civil legal aid programs is not just a lawyer issue - it's a fairness issue. That's why the Massachusetts Bar Association has launched its "12 for 12" initiative - asking 12,000 lawyers to reach out to 12 clients each, to ask state lawmakers to support our courts and legal aid programs in the fiscal year 2015 budget.

Join "12 for 12" by asking 12 of your clients to call or email their legislators to voice their support for increased funding for our courts and legal aid programs.

Please watch and share our new video, "12 for 12" Program: Funding Fairness for Our Courts and Legal Aid," where Mass. Bar Association President Douglas K. Sheff explains why funding for our courts and legal aid programs is so important. You can view the video and direct clients to our website, www.massbar.org/12for12, for FAQs, sample language and other useful links.

The goal of this initiative is to ensure that elected representatives hear our collective call for increased funding for courts and civil legal aid programs.