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

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


The Equal Justice Coalition is managed by its Legislative Committee, comprised of staff and attorney representatives from the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and Massachusetts legal services programs, as well as other attorneys in private practice.


John J. Carroll, Jr., Chair
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow

John CarrollJohn Carroll has led the Equal Justice Coalition since July 2013. John began his law career at South Dakota Legal Services, and has worked for legal aid organizations in Boston and northeastern Massachusetts. John remains committed to serving those who cannot afford lawyers. He has volunteered at the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild’s St. Francis House, and serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services. John's interest in promoting access to justice is also reflected in his work on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Section Council, which he chaired in 1997-1998, and Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Council which he chaired in 1998-1999.


Deb Silva, Director

Deb Silva joined the EJC as the Director in December 2012. Before coming to the EJC, she served as the legislative director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and the director of public policy at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, providing her with broad familiarity with the field of civil legal services and with underserved populations in Massachusetts. She brings extensive experience with legislative and budget advocacy to her work as the Director of the Equal Justice Coalition.


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