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MA Access to Justice Commission December Meeting

Save the Date! Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Meeting, Monday, December 20, 10-11:30 AM ET The next Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 20 from 10-11:30 am via Zoom. These meetings are open to the public. The December meeting will focus on pandemic related changes, including innovations, and their impact […]

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Pro Bono

Massachusetts Court Service Centers – Winter & Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Apply by December 3, 2021. Full description on SAGE. If you are looking for pro bono work, this is an exciting opportunity to join the Court Service Centers (CSCs) Internship, Volunteer andFellowship Program this coming winter and spring. This internship will be hybrid and will offer both in-person and remote opportunities allowing volunteers to assist […]

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Pro Bono

MA Supreme Judicial Court Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, October 26 from 4-5:30 On October 26, 2021, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Elspeth Cypher will present awards to three attorneys selected by the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for their exceptional dedication to providing volunteer legal services for persons who cannot afford an attorney for their essential […]

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Government & Public Interest

Public Citizen’s 2022 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

Public Citizen is pleased to announce the 2022 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition. This year’s topic is “Legal Remedies to Climate Change”. The prize for best essay is $5,000. Essays must be submitted by emailed on or before Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, to Amanda Fleming at afleming@citizen.org. More information and additional […]

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Government & Public Interest

PSJD’s Public Interest News Digest

Stay Informed on Legal Responses Across the Country to the Pandemic & Social Justice Issues Check out this resource for recent public interest news stories! Some of the topics discussed include Free and Fair Elections; Rule of Law & Voting Rights; Systemic Racism and the Unauthorized Practice of Law; Protest Responses; Pro Bono Response; Student […]

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Government & Public Interest

Access to Justice News from the A2J

Stay informed of access to justice news and initiatives! Please read the below updates from the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (A2J) and check out their site for upcoming meetings and information. Restoring the Department of Justice’s Access-to-Justice Function On May 18, 2021 President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum on restoring the Department of Justice’s access to […]

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Government & Public Interest

Apply to Serve on the EJW National Advisory Committee

The Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee (NAC) is made up of eight law students and eight law school professionals who conduct outreach and provide feedback and advice on EJW programs and initiatives. NAC members help build relationships with law students within their assigned region, promote public interest opportunities and resources, assist with the annual Equal Justice […]

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Government & Public Interest

Register Now: January MA Access to Justice Commission Meeting

The next Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission Meeting is on January 28th from 3-5 via Zoom. These meetings are open to the public and BC Law students are encouraged to participate and learn about critical social justice issues in our community. Click this link to RSVP. Highlights from the December 17th Meeting of the MA ATJ Commission […]

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MA Access to Justice Commission December Meeting

The next Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission meeting is scheduled for December 17th from 3-5 pm ET.  RSVP here.  A zoom link will be sent in advance of the meeting. Commission meetings are open to the public. The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission works to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has access to the Justice they deserve. To learn […]

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Government & Public Interest

Rural Summer Legal Corps: Applications Open 12/21, 5K Stipend

Each summer, Equal Justice Works (EJW) partners with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 35 dedicated law students who want to serve rural communities, as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows help address the access to justice crisis for people living in rural areas and tackle a number of tough legal projects including responding to disaster-related legal […]