Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2023
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd to Speak at Civil Legal Aid Event
On Thursday, January 26, 2023, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd will deliver remarks at Talk to the Hill, a virtual event that will highlight the continued need for state funding of programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents in need.
Organized by the Equal Justice Coalition, the event calls for increased funding for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for legal aid programs in the state. In addition to SJC Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, speakers will include: Massachusetts Bar Association President Grace V.B. Garcia; Boston Bar Association President Chinh H. Pham; Lynne M. Parker, Executive Director of Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation; Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services; and civil legal aid clients who received assistance over the past year. The event will be hosted by Louis Tompros, Chair of the Equal Justice Coalition.
Civil legal aid plays an important role in ensuring equal access to justice in Massachusetts. Following the speaking portion of the event, attendees will meet with their elected state legislators in virtual breakout rooms to discuss the importance of civil legal aid and encourage them to increase funding for civil legal aid in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2024 state budget.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
The virtual event is open to the public and will be streamed online at: https://ejctalktothehill.org/