Each year, attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
State House - Great Hall
Governor Deval Patrick, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland, Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert L. Holloway, Jr., Boston Bar Association President James D. Smeallie and Daniele Bien-Aime, a former legal aid client spoke at the event.
Daniele recounted how she lost her job, health insurance, and nearly became homeless during a harrowing battle with breast cancer. Thanks to the advocacy of a legal aid attorney, Daniele was able to get her job back, providing her with health insurance to finish her cancer treatment and the income she needed to pay her bills and keep her family off the street.
VIew the press release here [PDF]
View photos from the event here