BBA Announces Brooks Legal Services Award Honorees
August 28, 2019
We are pleased to announce that during our Annual Meeting on September 19th, the BBA will present the 2019 John G. Brooks Legal Services Award to four area organizations working together to fight housing displacement. This year, we are honoring Greater Boston Legal Services, WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and City Life/Vida Urbana, organizations that are partnering to use a creative, combined strategy of community organizing and legal defense to advocate with and for tenants and homeowners across the city.
“These four organizations represent the very best in collaboration and commitment to finding solutions for Boston’s housing crisis,” said incoming BBA President Christine Netski, Managing Partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. “Their innovative partnership is an excellent model for others looking to bring lawyers and community organizers together to create positive change.”
Please join us at the BBA’s Annual Meeting breakfast, which will focus on housing, one of Boston’s most critical issues, as we strive to create and support a more diverse, inclusive, and vibrant community with greater opportunities for all. The event will feature keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.