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CLA receives grant award from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation

CLA is proud to announce that in September of 2013, it was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation through its Justice Assistance Fund award program to help fund its "Community Legal Aid Development Planning Project."

This funding will allow CLA to expand its well-established private bar fundraising strategy into a long-term strategic development plan with the help of a development consultant and a communications professional.

State Supreme Court Recognizes that Dating Relationships Can be formed by Electronic Means in Case Handled by CLA

NORTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has decided that a relationship conducted via Skype, email, and other electronic means can constitute a dating relationship for purposes of obtaining a restraining order. 

The position that the Court adopted was advanced by Community Legal Aid in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief that the non-profit organization filed with the Court.