The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established by the Commonwealth to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. We are the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth.
Majority of House Members Support Increased Investment in Civil Legal Aid
House Ways & Means recommends $17 million for civil legal aid
MLAC statement on Gov. Baker's FY16 budget, which provides level funding for civil legal aid
MLAC Statement on Massachusetts House Leadership Appointments
Civil legal assistance saves money and helps people escape poverty
No way around need for more state funding - A Letter to the Editor from MLAC Director Lonnie Powers
Tread lightly in calling for no-frills civil legal services for poor - A Letter to the Editor from Community Legal Aid Director Jonathan Mannina
Potential cuts to civil legal aid send wrong message as new governor takes office, says Boston Globe.
Boston Globe editorial calls on Legislature to increase funding for civil legal aid.
Civil legal aid is good for business and vital for justice, says MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers. Read more at WGBH News.
Pro bono service is crucial, but additional state support is needed to bridge justice gap, says MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation applauds new report calling for additional state funding for civil legal aid services
Report from statewide task force details need for greatly increased funding for civil legal aid in Massachusetts [Download the full report HERE]
MLAC Board of Directors welcomes appointment of two new members, re-appointment of former chair
Civil legal aid is a crucial part of the safety net for Massachusetts children. Read more at Huffington Post.
View MLAC's interactive 2013 annual report