MA ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION UPDATE – December 6, 2018

MA ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION UPDATE

December 6, 2018

Upcoming ATJ Commission Meeting: Thursday, December 13 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Social Law Library at the Adams Courthouse in Boston

Overview of Agenda:

  • Update on Trial Court Access to Justice Initiatives by Commissioner Judge Dina Fein and Maura Kelly
  • Spotlight on Consumer Debt, with Presentations/Discussions by Commissioner Tony Owens and Matt Brooks, Commissioner Erika Rickard and Ben Golden, and Commissioner Joel Feldman
  • Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) Award Announcement by Rochelle Hahn

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Welcomes New Members

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued a press release announcing the appointment of eight new members to the Access to Justice Commission. The new members are:

  • Esme Caramello, Clinical Professor and Faculty Director at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School;
  • Hon. Fairlie Dalton, First Justice of the Northeast Housing Court;
  • Sandra Gant, Trial Attorney, Norfolk Superior Court Trial Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services;
  • Richard Johnston, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, and former WilmerHale partner;
  • Jennifer Grace Miller, Counsel to the Massachusetts Senate, and former chief of the Government Bureau at the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Susan Nagl, Executive Director of South Coastal Counties Legal Services;
  • Anthony Owens, Clerk-Magistrate of the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court; and
  • Mary Ryan, Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, and former president of the BBA and former chair of both the SJC’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.

More details can be found here.