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 Mary Lu Bilek.
The Committee had nine members, including: Shannon Barnes of Barnes and Leighton
LLP, Esme Caramello, Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Jared Correia of Red
Cave Consulting, Joel Feldman of Heisler, Feldman & McCormick, P.C, Judge Robert Fields of
the Housing Court-Western Division, Laura Gal of Community Legal ...