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2018 CLA Pro Bono Honor Roll
Acknowledging the contributions of our volunteer legal community.
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Resident alleges housing discrimination at Whitinsville Retirement Home


By Susan Spencer 
Telegram & Gazette Staff 
January 13, 2019

NORTHBRIDGE - A 73-year-old Whitinsville man has sued the owners of Whitinsville Retirement Home for $1 million in U.S. District Court in Worcester, claiming they violated his civil rights by illegally pressuring him to leave the home on the basis of disability and religion, among other actions.

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health


By Shira Schoenberg |
January 8, 2018

BOSTON — Housing. Legal services. Walking paths.

While these things are not typically thought of as health care, they do have a significant impact on people’s health.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced $3 million in grants to 13 community organizations that address things like housing, hunger and other societal factors that affect someone’s health. Healey announced the grants at an event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Celebrating 65 Years of Legal Aid in Worcester


Community Legal Aid celebrated 65 years of legal aid services in Worcester on Oct. 27 at Tuckerman Hall in the city.

Our guest host, Congressman Jim McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts, spoke about the vital need for civil legal aid services in Worcester and surrounding communities. He noted that many more residents would face terrible injustices without the services CLA attorneys and advocates provide.


Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts.  CLA also provides free civil legal assistance to victims of crime and survivors of homicide victims. Regardless of how much money you have, we assure fairness for all in the justice system, protecting homes, livelihoods, health, and families.  We are unique – no other organization provides these legal services in the communities we serve.  Our work is supported by state and federal funding, and by individual gifts, local corporations, and foundations.