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Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases: Fairness, Justice, and Housing Stability

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Description:

Last year, the Supreme Judicial Court addressed the systemic disparity of representation between tenants and landlords in eviction cases, highlighting how the eviction process is complicated and difficult to navigate without the assistance of a lawyer in  Adjartey v. Central Division of the Housing Court Department. Proposed legislation for a statewide right to counsel seeks to address this imbalance.

Join us for a panel discussion on a consolidated bill supported and proposed by the Massachusetts Right to Counsel Coalition, a broad coalition of over 120 organizations. The Panelists will also share preliminary outcomes from the Access to Justice Commission’s Justice For All Housing Pilot Project supported by Northeast Legal Aid and Lawrence Community Works, a project focusing on housing stabilization and eviction prevention before court.

The BBA is pleased to be a member of the Massachusetts Right to Counsel Coalition. You can read more about why we joined in this Issue Spot Blog and learn more about the Adjartey decision in this Boston Bar Journal piece.

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Contact:

Jenna Kim
jkim@bostonbar.org

 

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