MASSACHUSETTS ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION UPDATE – August 17, 2020

MASSACHUSETTS ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION UPDATE

August 17, 2020

We hope you are all safe and well.  We are pleased to share information on an upcoming program with the Boston Bar Association.  One of the Commission’s priorities is to advocate for and prioritize racial equality and justice in our civil legal system to ensure that equality under the law is an enduring reality for all.  As part of this important focus, the Commission is pleased to be one of several co-sponsors of the Boston Bar Association’s Amplifying Unheard Voices series. This series seeks to highlight and amplify underrepresented perspectives of attorneys, clients and communities that engage with the legal system regularly, and to move towards more equitable representation of and opportunities for these communities. 

This first discussion in the series will focus on amplifying the Black, male perspective in a discussion moderated by Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts. In addition to uplifting the voices of Black men within the legal profession, this panel will provide an opportunity for attorneys to hear from those who do not work in the legal profession.  This program is scheduled for 5:30 on August 19th.  You can register here.

Future panels in this series are presently expected to highlight additional perspectives such as:

  • Black Trans Attorneys, Organizers & Clients
  • Voices from Behind the Wall: Presently & Previously Incarcerated Individuals
  • Black Law Students
  • Court User Experience