Boston Bar Association

Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Massachusetts
Organization type(s): Bar/Pro Bono



Remedy for an Ailing Civil Justice System: Preventive Legal Care

Julia Huston
American Prospect, The
January 14, 2015
Too many people are finding themselves alone in the courtroom in civil cases. Trust and efficiency in the civil justice system sink as a consequence.


Equal justice remains elusive for the poor

Lauren Carasik
Al Jazeera America
June 29, 2015
Op-ed pointing out that equal justice remains elusive for millions of poor and low-income Americans. And the failure to provide meaningful access to representation runs afoul of regional and international human rights norms.


How to save families from losing everything

Martha Bergmark, Thomas E. Perez
July 27, 2015
There is a resource for our communities that does not receive enough attention, yet is critical to ensuring that families not only stay afloat but move up the economic ladder: civil legal aid.

News Story

Lawmakers launch legal aid caucus

Lydia Wheeler
Hill, The
December 1, 2015
Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus on Tuesday to advocate for civil legal aid programs and ensure access to representation is never limited by income.

Letter to Editor

Federal leaders need to know how costly it would be to cut legal aid

Carol A. Starkey
Boston Globe
June 13, 2017
Eliminating LSC would have negative consequences for our nation’s bottom line.

Letter to Editor

Given Costs of Intimate Partner Violence, Funds for Civil Legal Aid Vital

Jeffrey Baliban
Boston Globe
November 18, 2014
Expanding access to civil legal aid should be seen as the indispensable investment in Massachusetts’ future that it truly is, says Jeffrey Baliban.


Patrick Sends the Wrong Message With Civil Legal Aid Cuts

Editorial Board of Boston Globe
Boston Globe
December 26, 2014
Proposed cuts for civil legal aid would have devastating effects. The Boston Globe says Governor Deval Patrick sends the wrong message by doing so.

News Story

Underfunded Legal Aid in MA Leaves 2/3 of Those in Need Unrepresented

Ruth McCambridge
Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
October 20, 2014
According to a new study, 64 percent of the low income people in Massachusetts who applied for and were qualified for civil legal assistance were turned away in 2014.

Blog Post

When Talking About Civil Legal Aid, Don’t Forget Its ROI

Lonnie A. Powers
Huffington Post
January 28, 2014
Investing in civil legal aid is not only instrumental in providing equal access to justice, it's also makes economic sense.


Op-Ed: Everyone Gains When the Poor Receive Free Legal Services

Renee Miller-Mizia, Jeffrey Baliban
National Law Journal
December 1, 2014
Pro bono provides good training for lawyers and economic benefit to the community.

News Story

With funding low, many legal cases going undefended

Megan Woolhouse
Boston Globe
October 15, 2014
Statewide task force finds Massachusetts legal aid groups turned away nearly 2/3 of people qualifying for civil legal aid over the last year due to a lack of funding.

News Story

Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

Shaila Dewan
New York Times (NYT)
August 28, 2014
Evictions have spiked nationally, including in Wisconsin, where the Neighborhood Law Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Legal Aid of Wisconsin are involved representing tenants.

News Story

Funding cuts hit legal aid availability

Kendall Hatch
MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts)
October 16, 2014

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