Provide critical civil legal aid in Massachusetts

by LEGAL JUSTICE ACCESS, INC.
Provide critical civil legal aid in Massachusetts

Summary

Legal justice is outside the reach of people in crisis who can't pay for help. In communities throughout the greater Lawrence area, lack of sufficient civil legal aid is undermining the stability of local families and subverts the chances for successful integration of immigrants. In partnership with the Lawrence District Court, we are establishing a Court Clinic to provide critical civil legal aid to those in jeopardy who live below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. We ask for your support.

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Challenge

The need for basic civil legal representation cannot be overstated. Access to quality legal services is essential to keeping families united, building strong communities, and protecting those in crisis while promoting the effective and efficient administration of justice in our courts. However, individuals hovering at or around the poverty level lack the resources to protect themselves from avoidable harm due solely to their financial status and inability to navigate our legal justice system.

Solution

Legal Justice Access is a first of its kind organization providing critical civil legal support, advice and representation to vulnerable populations in our communities. We recruit volunteer attorneys through multiple channels and pair them up with low income individuals in jeopardy. Through our partnership with the Lawrence District Court, we are able to meet these challenges directly and change outcomes by securing safety from persecution or domestic violence, and keeping families united.

Long-Term Impact

The Legal Justice Access Court Clinic will be uniquely effective in reaching low income individuals who are in crisis. With the services of volunteer attorneys directly accessible from inside the courthouse, and the aid of translators readily available, we are projected to change the outcomes of 2080 to 3120 individuals per year, securing protections and supporting immigrant integration. Our work exponentially improves the safety, stability and long terms success of the communities we serve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization Information

LEGAL JUSTICE ACCESS, INC.

Location: Lawrence, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @LawyersAccess
LEGAL JUSTICE ACCESS, INC.
Courtney Bassi
Project Leader:
Courtney Bassi
Lawrence, MA United States

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