The Equal Justice Coalition
7 Winthrop Square, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02110-1245

Phone: 617-391-5633
Fax: 617-426-0656


Your voice counts!
One of legal aid’s most important funding sources is an appropriation in the state budget. Let your elected officials know that you care about equal access to justice for everyone in Massachusetts.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Join us for Walk to the Hill!

We urge private bar attorneys to participate in Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid
our annual lobby day at the State House.
  • Find your law firm’s team here, and contact your team captain. If your firm does not have a team, email us to find out how to start one.

  • If you are a solo practitioner, contact us for more information or simply join us at Walk to the Hill!

Sign on!

If you are a managing partner at a Massachusetts law firm, add your signature to a letter of support to the governor and the legislature. Contact us to find out how, or ask the managing partner at your firm to add his or her name.
If you are a general counsel of a private or public company headquartered in Massachusetts, add your signature to a letter of support to the governor and the legislature. Contact us to find out how, or ask the general counsel at your company to add his or her name.

Speak out

Write a letter to the editor or an op-ed in support of increased funding for civil legal aid.


Visit the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation website and click "Donate Now!" in the upper right-hand corner. Your contribution will help civil legal aid programs throughout the Commonwealth.


  • If you’re a law student, volunteering at Walk to the Hill is a great way to learn about the Massachusetts State House, the legislative process, and meet lawyers from the state's largest firms who are committed to equal access to justice. Email us for more information.

  • If you’re an attorney, consider lending your time and talents to one of the civil legal aid programs listed below. Pro bono help has been critical in maintaining client services during the funding crisis.

Community Legal Aid
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
Greater Boston Legal Services
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
MetroWest Legal Services
Northeast Legal Aid
Prisoners' Legal Services
South Coastal Counties Legal Services

There are no action items at this time. Stay tuned for updates on our FY17 budget campaign!

Find out more about the state budget process.



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