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Delivery of Legal Services

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Overview

The Delivery of Legal Services Section focuses on improving access to legal services, with special attention to the challenges of low-income communities. Legal Services leaders work along side the private bar in efforts to identify community needs and engage in meaningful pro bono efforts.

Pro Bono Trainings

We partner with local legal services organizations to offer meaningful and impactful pro bono opportunities, as well as trainings to ensure you have the necessary skills.

See Our Upcoming Trainings

Annual Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House

Sponsored with Suffolk University Law School, the annual pro bono fair provides attorneys and law students with a range of pro bono opportunities. The fair is held each October as part of the ABA’s National Pro Bono Celebration. 

Walk to the Hill

Each January, hundreds of private attorneys and civil legal aid advocates converge on the Massachusetts State House to demonstrate their support for state funding of civil legal aid. Walk to the Hill, one of the largest lobby days at the State House, brings legal aid and the private bar together for the cause of equal access to justice for all. 

Read BBA’s Groundbreaking Task Force Report on Civil Legal Aid, Investing in Justice

Boston Bar Foundation Grants

The charitable branch of the BBA, the Boston Bar Foundation awards annual grants to community organizations that work to provide legal services to those in need.

Learn More and Meet Our Grantees
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Section Leadership

Mia Friedman

Section Co-Chair Fish & Richardson P.C.
Elizabeth Matos

Elizabeth Matos

Section Co-Chair Prisoners' Legal Services

Elizabeth Ahmadi

At-Large Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Joanna Allison

Joanna Allison

At-Large Volunteer Lawyers Project

Virginia Benzan

At-Large Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

Anne Bowie

At-Large Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Jacquelynne Bowman

At-Large Greater Boston Legal Services

Rebecca Cazabon

At-Large Foley Hoag LLP

Aditi Eleswarapu

At-Large DLA Piper LLP (US) – NY Office

Eve Elliott

At-Large Veterans Legal Services

Susan Finegan

At-Large Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

John Froio

At-Large De Novo Center for Justice and Healing

Laura Gal

At-Large Greater Boston Legal Services

Rosalyn Garbose Nasdor

At-Large Ropes & Gray LLP

Susan Gedrick

At-Large Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing And Homelessness, Inc.

Carolyn Goodwin

At-Large Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)

Michelle Grossfield

At-Large Boston College Law School

Rochelle Hahn

At-Large Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

Jennifer Howard

At-Large Rosie's Place

Marisa Howe

At-Large Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Georgia Katsoulomitis

At-Large Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

Kathleen McGrath

At-Large Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing And Homelessness, Inc.

Jenna Miara

At-Large IOLTA ED

Laurin Mottle

At-Large Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Daniel Nagin

At-Large WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

Lynne Parker

At-Large Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)

Carolyn Rosenthal

At-Large Goodwin Procter LLP

Katherine Schulte

At-Large Casa Myrna

Alison Sclater

At-Large Morgan Lewis – NY

Anita Sharma

At-Large Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project

Abbigail Shirk

At-Large MetroWest Legal Services

Deborah Silva

At-Large Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Marlies Spanjaard

At-Large Committee for Public Counsel Services

Susannah Thomas

At-Large Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Paul Tremblay

At-Large Boston College Law School

Lavinia Weizel

At-Large Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Alec Zadek

At-Large Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Past Delivery of Legal Services Events

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