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Primary geographic focus: Massachusetts
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Investigative

As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off eviction

Jenifer McKim
Boston Globe
February 19, 2019
With an estimated 43 evictions a day in Massachusetts, should the state guarantee legal help to renters who can’t afford an attorney?

Column

A Simple Step To Greater Justice

Yvonne Abraham
Boston Globe
January 19, 2019
Making the justice system more just isn’t always about tectonic shifts. Sometimes, small changes can make a big difference.

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.

Op-Ed

Scalia supported legal aid — Trump doesn’t

Ralph Gants
Boston Globe
June 5, 2017
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised the Legal Services Corporation for providing “high-quality legal assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to afford adequate legal counsel.”

News Story

Baker administration accused of denying shelter to homeless mothers

Joshua Miller
Boston Globe
December 15, 2016
A longstanding push to end the practice of putting homeless families in motels at state expense has resulted in Massachusetts illegally denying shelter to the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable, a lawsuit from five mothers struggling with homelessness alleges.

News Story

The untold cost of the opiate epidemic: elder abuse

Kay Lazar
Boston Globe
May 14, 2016
Reports of suspected elder abuse in Massachusetts have surged — a troubling increase that law enforcement and elder advocates say is fueled in part by the opioid crisis and addicted adult children exploiting parents and other relatives.

News Story

Widows, divorcees struggle with foreclosure rules, consumer group finds

Deirdre Fernandes
Boston Globe
March 23, 2016
Widows, as well as other surviving family members, and the recently divorced, continue to struggle to stay in their homes, according to a new report from the National Consumer Law Center.

Op-Ed

Housing court needs to be expanded

Ralph Gants
Boston Globe
February 12, 2016
Only 69 percent of Massachusetts residents have access to a housing court; the remaining 31 percent do not. The Chief Justice of Massachusetts argue why that must change.

News Story

State officials move to tighten oversight of nursing homes

Kay Lazar
Boston Globe
February 11, 2016
Massachusetts health regulators moved to significantly strengthen oversight of nursing homes, creating a unit that will conduct unannounced inspections and promising to impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.

Feature

Lydia Edwards: The lawyer with the heart of an activist

Beth Healy
Boston Globe
December 19, 2015
On behalf of immigrant workers, Lydia Edwards has taken on bankers, traffickers, and foreign officials who flout US labor laws.

News Story

Newton developer beset by woes with Conn. project

Katie Johnston
Boston Globe
October 27, 2015
Northland Investment Corp. has struggled with deteriorating conditions at its Church Street South property in New Haven, Conn.

News Story

For some domestic workers, a life of isolated servitude

Megan Woolhouse, Beth Healy
Boston Globe
September 6, 2015
Toiling behind closed doors, domestic workers are vulnerable to wage theft, abuse, and in the worst cases, virtual slavery.

News Story

No reason to limit Synergy, state says

Kay Lazar
Boston Globe
July 11, 2015
Problems start mounting at Massachusetts nursing home. Advocates question the state's decision not to intervene.

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.

Editorial

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.

Letter to Editor

No way around need for more state funding

Lonnie A. Powers
Boston Globe
January 26, 2015
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Executive Director Lonnie Powers writes letter to the editor responding to a recent Boston Globe editorial.

Editorial

Mass. must be creative in helping poor residents with civil cases

Boston Globe
January 22, 2015
The Massachusetts legal community should identify matters that can be handled by people with more limited training, which should be facilitated by the governor and legislature.

Op-Ed

Obama is not helping children who face deportation alone

Laila Hlass
Boston Globe
October 26, 2014
No matter how sensitive to a child’s needs an immigration judge may be, unrepresented children don’t stand much of a chance.

Op-Ed

We must ensure everyone has access to equal justice

Martha Minow
Boston Globe
October 23, 2014
Oped by member of Boston Bar Association’s Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts. Recommends additional funding and innovative approaches such as those tried in New York and Tennessee.

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.

Cartoon

Editorial cartoon: Facing the law without lawyers

Dan Wasserman
Boston Globe
October 16, 2014
Judge: "We have no money to provide you with lawyers in civil cases... It's a shame you're not involved in something criminal."



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