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Last Week’s Annual Meeting: Stay Engaged in Our Work on Housing Issues

September 26, 2019

Last week’s Annual Meeting breakfast was a morning of insightful discussion on the history of housing and segregation in 20th-century America. The BBA presented its John G. Brooks Legal Services Award to four organizations collaborating to find solutions to Boston’s housing displacement crisis, and the event’s keynote speaker, author Richard Rothstein, gave a fascinating talk on aspects of his most recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. We hope you will stay engaged in our work on housing issues.

As the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Eloise Lawrence stated during the event, the vast majority of tenants facing eviction do not have access to a lawyer, creating a significant justice gap.  Click here to receive updates on how to support the BBA’s work with the Right to Counsel Coalition: A Campaign for Justice in Evictions, advocating for the right to legal counsel for low-income tenants and small landlords in eviction proceedings.

Want to help?  An important way to increase access to justice in eviction cases is by volunteering with your local Housing Court Lawyer for the Day program.  Learn more about volunteering with the BBA’s legal services partners below:

  • Northeast Housing Court: Click here to attend an upcoming training on Landlord/Tenant Law, in order to volunteer with the Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day program.
  • Eastern Housing Court (Boston): Click here to learn more about the volunteer opportunities with the Boston Housing Court Lawyer for the Day program.
  • Eastern Housing Court (Middlesex): Click here to learn how to volunteer at the relatively new Middlesex Session of the Eastern Housing Court.

Thank you to the Boston Bar Foundation’s Joan B. Di Cola Fund for its support of the Annual Meeting. The Joan B. Di Cola Fund was founded in 2015 to support BBA programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers, especially those that focus on training new lawyers, integrating law students into the bar, and providing funding for speakers. To learn more or to donate to the Joan B. Di Cola Fund click here.


Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Affiliated Monitors, Inc. | Anderson & Kreiger | Arent Fox | Arrowood LLP | Barrett & Singal | Beck Reed Riden | Board of Bar Overseers | Boston University School of Law | Bowditch | Brown Rudnick LLP | Burns & Levinson | Casner & Edwards| Choate |  Community Resources for Justice | Conn Kavanaugh |Davison Law |  Davis Malm | DLA Piper | EY | Feldman | Fidelity Investments | Fisher Phillips | Foley Hoag | Greater Boston Legal Services | Greenberg Traurig | Goodwin | Goulston & Storrs | FTI Consulting | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care | HaystackID | Hemenway & Barnes LLP | Hinckley Allen | Hingham Institute for Savings | Hogan Lovells | Holland & Knight | | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman | Indigo Agriculture | JAMS | Krokidas & Bluestein | Latham & Watkins | Laredo & Smith | Lawyers for Civil Rights | Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School | LibbyHoopes | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Locke Lord LLP | Massachusetts Bar Association | Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association | MassHousing | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation  | Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP | McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP | McDermott Will & Emery| Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. | Mintz | Morgan, Brown & Joy, | Morgan Lewis | New England Innocence Project | Nixon Peabody | Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP | Nutter | Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston | Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General |Orrick | Partners HealthCare | Peabody & Arnold | Pepper Hamilton |  Pierce Atwood LLP | Prince Lobel | Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster | Robinson & Cole | Robins Kaplan LLP | Rockland Trust Company | Ropes & Gray | Rose Law Partners LLP | RSM | Santander | Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Sherin and Lodgen | Sidley Austin LLP | StoneTurn | Sugarman Rogers | Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP | Todd & Weld LLP | USI Affinity | Verrill  |  WilmerHale

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