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October 13, 2017

WORCESTER—Community Legal Aid (CLA) announces today that it has received a grant of $576,273 each year for two years to provide civil legal services to crime victims residing in Central and Western Massachusetts. 

October 03, 2017

On Monday, Oct. 2, Community Legal Aid Staff Attorney Dan Bahls argued a case in the Supreme Judicial Court about loans involving reverse mortgages.

September 22, 2017

By Amanda Drane

PITTSFIELD — Sometimes being macho means taking a stand against domestic violence, and walking a mile in heels. 

And that's exactly what Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn did on Thursday during the 7th annual Walk a Mile fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center. For his part, Wynn wore 3.5-inch, pointed-toe leopard print heels. Ankle strap and all.

September 07, 2017

Dr. Ramon Borges-Mendez is a professor at Clark University. Earlier this week, he served as the moderator of a discussion about graffiti’s relationship to public art at the Pow! Wow! Worcester festival. He specializes in the economic and urban revitalization of small and midsize deindustrialized cities of New England.

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.

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