Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) (MA)

Collaboration created by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation committed to ensuring that low-income people have access to the courts when they have a civil legal problem.
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Primary geographic focus: Massachusetts
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Acronym or short name: EJC

The Equal Justice Coalition includes representatives from bar associations across the Commonwealth, law firms and legal services programs who together work to protect the state appropriation for civil legal aid (budget line item 0321-1600, the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation).



Governor Baker, The Budget, And Civil Legal Aid

WGBH News (MA)
July 14, 2015
A call for governor Baker to approve the funding increase for civil legal aid in Massachusetts.

News Story

Easton lawmaker honored for support of civil legal aid

Marc Larocque
Enterprise (Brockton, MA)
March 29, 2016
An attorney turned Easton lawmaker was honored for her efforts to support civil legal aid.


The injustice of underfunding civil legal aid

Johanna Bender
Seattle Times
September 10, 2016
As a judge, I am confronted with the tragedy that results when low-income people are denied equal access to justice.


Civil legal aid saves money and is right thing to do

Justine A. Dunlap
Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA)
January 29, 2019
Several hundred lawyers and law students participated in the 20th Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid on Jan. 24. This tradition, sponsored by the Equal Justice Coalition, provides information on the importance of adequately funding civil legal aid.

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