Community Legal Aid (CLA) is pleased to acknowledge a generous three-year grant that it has received from the United Way of Hampshire County to address veterans’ civil legal needs. CLA will work closely with the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center to improve the health of Hampshire County’s veterans and their families by tackling their unmet health-harming legal needs. These legal needs include discharge status upgrades (leading to increased eligibility for veteran-specific services) and access to affordable housing, healthcare and benefits programs.
DIVORCE BASICS, co sponsored with MetroWest Legal Services
April 25, May 2, May 9, Dell Corp. Hopkinton,
Trainers: Hon. Maureen Monks, Hon. Patricia Gorman and various private bar attorneys
BASIC ESTATE PLANNING FOR LOW INCOME CLIENTS
May 9, 2-4 pm, UMASS Center Springfield
When: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Online via GoToMeeting, or in-person at Community Legal Aid, 3rdth Floor, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
At the beginning of April 2018 Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies became the Managing Attorney of CLA’s Worcester office. Weayonnoh has been a staff attorney at CLA for several years, specializing in public benefits advocacy and spearheading CLA’s medical-legal partnership with UMass Memorial Healthcare. Before joining our staff she worked as a Bart Gordon Fellow and staff attorney at South Coastal Counties Legal Services. Weayonnoh was born and raised in Liberia before immigrating to the U.S. during Liberia’s civil war.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 5, 2018 | Posted at 6:00 AM
With uncertainty about how federal tax reform will impact Massachusetts, state lawmakers writing next year’s budget have an almost impossible task. They must align public spending with programs that not only improve lives, but yield a substantial return on investment, as well.
On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we celebrate his life and legacy. His work as a pastor, activist, and leader of the civil rights movement is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.
Dr. King earned his doctoral degree and an honorary degree from Boston University. We are proud to honor his memory and the role Boston played in his growth and emergence as an unparalleled champion for our vulnerable and disenfranchised neighbors and as a compelling voice for equity, justice, and peace.
Daily Hampshire Gazette | Thursday, March 15, 2018
By Christine Lytwynec
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Your office via a GoToMeeting, or in person at Community Legal Aid, 4th Floor, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
By Travis Andersen GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 25, 2018
The chief justice of the state’s highest court made an impassioned plea Thursday for a $5 million increase in public funding for civil legal aid for poor Massachusetts residents, including undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation and the severing of their families.