Seeking Law School Captains for "Walk to the Hill" - Speak Up for Civil Legal Aid

What is Walk to the Hill?

Walk to the Hill is one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House, bringing lawyers, and civil legal aid advocates together for the cause of equal access to justice for all.
State funding is absolutely critical to legal aid programs around the state that provide free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals and families that are facing critical, non-criminal legal problems.  At Walk to the Hill, after a short speaking program, attorneys and law students visit the offices of their representatives and senators and voice their support for civil legal aid.

If you were bitten by the government affairs bug in undergrad or grad school and if you believe in access to justice, we invite you to take a break from your books and team up to show your support for state funding of civil legal aid on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Schedule of Events:
10:00AM - Meet at Boston Bar Association for Breakfast and Discourse;

11:00AM to 11:30AM - Walk over to State House and Check-In;

11:30AM to 12:00PM – Speaking Program at State House;

12:00PM to 1:00PM - Legislative visits and Lunch at State House

Two Ways for Law Students to Get Involved:

Join the BBA as we Walk to the Hill on January 28, 2016.  We’ll be hosting a breakfast for all law school teams, new lawyers, and solo & small firm practitioners at 10:00AM here at 16 Beacon Street.  We’ll then take the short walk to the State House together at 11:00AM.   Register here.

Looking to lead? 

Volunteer to captain a team from your law school.  The Equal Justice Coalition is seeking captain(s) from each of the BBA’s sponsor law schools to lead a team on the walk. Those who wish to lead a team should plan to attend the annual captain breakfast held on December 15th at Morgan Lewis (One Federal Street) and on the morning of Walk to the Hill, to breakfast at the BBA at 10am (on January 28, 2016). Interested?  Let us know where you go to school, your grad year, and a little bit about you via email at lawstudents@bostonbar.org.

We hope you can join us and speak up for civil legal aid!