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June 14, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass.—Do you qualify for SNAP benefits (known as “food stamps”)? What if you’re a student living with your parents? What if you have a roommate you split grocery bills with? Or maybe you buy your own groceries, but cook together? What information do you need to prove who you are?

June 08, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Eager attorneys filled the Worcester Law Library on June 7, 2017, to learn skills necessary for pro bono work in a training sponsored by the “Lawyer for the Day” program, a collaboration involving Community Legal Aid (CLA)’s Volunteer Lawyers Service (VLS), the Massachusetts Trial Court, and the Worcester County Bar Association.  

June 02, 2017

Special to Community Legal Aid

WORCESTER, Mass.—Massachusetts Department of Transitional Services (DTA) Commissioner Jeff McCue met June 1 with the SNAP Coalition, in a collaborative effort to reduce food insecurity across central Massachusetts.

May 26, 2017

Arose Nielsen, who was involved with the court system in her youth, was confirmed as a Juvenile Court judge, and Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, a 47-year-old partner at Ropes & Gray who specializes in intellectual property, will join the Appeals Court. Nielsen is a former Community Legal Aid (CLA) staff attorney, and currently serves on our board.

May 25, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass.—“Each of these stories is life changing,” Kate Eshghi, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of UMass Memorial Health Care, said. “Each has a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of families and their long-term health.”

May 21, 2017

The Massachusetts Bar Association presented Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies with an Access to Justice Rising Star Award.

The award recognizes the efforts of lawyers and law firms for strides in enhancing access to justice. Seven lawyers and one law firm received the award at the association’s annual dinner.

May 14, 2017

Attorney Jonathan Mannina, executive director of Worcester-based Community Legal Aid, was presented the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Community Service Award at the Worcester County Bar Association’s May 1 Law Day breakfast. The award is given to a local lawyer who has performed acts of outstanding public service. Mr.

May 11, 2017

CLA’s Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies awarded for helping
doctors connect low-income clients with life-altering legal advocacy


Contact: Steven Taviner, CLA
Phone: (508) 425-2798
Email: staviner [at] 

May 04, 2017

Two CLA attorneys have recently been recognized for their hard work and commitment to central and western Massachusetts.

May 02, 2017

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly staff writers, April 20, 2017. Full story here.