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 […]

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 […]

Access to Justice Update for July 10, 2014

Access to Justice Update for July 10, 2014

Correction: Next Meeting of the Commission Not September 25 Please correct your calendars.  Because September 25 is Rosh Hashanah, the Commission will not meet on that day.  An alternate date will be announced shortly. Walk For Justice With the American Bar Association coming to Boston in early August for its annual convention, Commissioner Sue Marsh […]

Access To Justice Updates, April 29, 2014

Access To Justice Updates, April 29, 2014

COMMISSION CO-CHAIR RALPH D. GANTS TO BE NEXT SJC CHIEF JUSTICE Governor Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Ralph D. Gants to become the next Chief Justice of the Court. The nomination must be confirmed by the Governor’s Council. Justice Gants will succeed Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, who submitted his resignation effective […]

Access To Justice Update March 27, 2014

Access To Justice Update March 27, 2014

COMMISSION MEETS THURSDAY, MARCH 27 The Access to Justice Commission meets this afternoon at 3:00 in the Fifth Floor Conference Room of the Social Law Library in the Adams Courthouse in Boston.  The meeting is open to the public. This afternoon’s agenda features discussion of a Proposal that judges in cases involving at least one […]