MA Access to Justice Commission Update, March 21, 2017

MA Access to Justice Commission Update, March 21, 2017

Upcoming ATJ Commission Meeting Thursday, March 22 from 3-5pm in the Social Law Library at the Adams Courthouse in Boston Overview of Agenda: Trial Court Access to Justice initiative update on court forms; Justice For All update on proposed pilot projects; Trial Court Cell Phone Policy presentation by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law, with discussion to follow;  and Administrative Justice Committee update. For reference, we […]

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Honors Justice Hines, Gerry Singsen, & John Carroll

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Honors Justice Hines, Gerry Singsen, & John Carroll

Pictured above, left to right: John Carroll, Chief Justice Ralph Gants, Gerry Singsen, and Justice Geraldine Hines   Each year, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) hosts the Catalyst for Change Award Reception to honor the accomplishments of those in the legal profession working to advance MLRI’s mission of advancing economic, racial, and social justice through legal action, policy advocacy, coalition building, and […]

Access to Justice Update, October 10, 2017

Access to Justice Update, October 10, 2017

Upcoming ATJ Commission Meeting Thursday, October 12th at 3pm – Overview of Agenda The first 2017-2018 ATJ Commission meeting will be taking place this Thursday, October 12th from 3-5pm at the Social Law Library at the Adams Courthouse in Boston. We will kick off the year by welcoming Chief Justice Ralph Gants as the returning […]

Access to Justice Update, August 3, 2017

Access to Justice Update, August 3, 2017

Commission Releases Annual Report The Third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (“Commission”) has released its 2017 Annual Report on Activities detailing the Commission’s ongoing work and. This past year, the Third Commission had significant victories in various initiatives, including: receiving one of seven Justice For All grants from the Public Welfare Foundation; successfully advocating for […]

Third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Releases 2017 Annual Report

Third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Releases 2017 Annual Report

In February 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court appointed the third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (Third Commission), after the end of the Second Commission. Charged with providing leadership, vision, and coordination in the search for “equal justice for all persons in the Commonwealth,” the Third Commission adopted a Mission Statement that focused on five core […]

Access to Justice Update, July 25, 2017

Access to Justice Update, July 25, 2017

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants to Succeed Justice Geraldine Hines as Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Co-Chair We are pleased to announce that Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants will succeed retiring Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Geraldine Hines as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Chief Justice Gants had previously […]