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, 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 […]

Commission Releases new Access to Attorneys Report

Commission Releases new Access to Attorneys Report

In 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court’s third Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (“Commission”) adopted a Mission Statement which included increasing the legal services provided by private attorneys to those who cannot obtain the services of counsel. To implement this goal, the Commission appointed the Access to Attorneys Committee (“Committee”), chaired by attorneys Joel Feldman and […]

Access to Justice Update, July 12, 2017

Access to Justice Update, July 12, 2017

MA ATJ Commission Seeking Part-Time Consultant Following the departure of valued consultant Gerry Singsen, the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission is seeking a new part-time consultant to oversee the activities of the Commission. Working closely with the Commission’s Co-Chairs, the consultant will ensure that the Commission will continue to have a meaningful impact on the administration […]

The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (Commission) is seeking a part-time consultant to oversee the activities of the Commission, working closely with the Commission’s Co-Chairs. The 30-member Commission, appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, is charged with providing leadership, vision and coordination in the search for “equal justice for all persons in the Commonwealth.” […]

Gerry Singsen Retirement

Gerry Singsen Retirement

Farewell Presentation to Gerry Singsen At the May 23, 2017 meeting of the Access to Justice Commission, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Associate Justice and Commission Co-Chair Geraldine Hines, and Commission Co-Chair Susan M. Finegan, Esq. presented Antone G. “Gerry” Singsen with a special Access to Justice Award in recognition of Gerry’s […]