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The Queenan Fund

The Queenan Fund

The Honorable James F. Queenan (Ret.) served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts from 1986 to 2000, sitting in both Worcester and Springfield.  Before serving on the bench, he worked at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey for many years.  In 2011, he gave Community Legal Aid a generous gift of $25,000 to create The Hon. James F. Queenan Legal Services Fund at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, designating Community Legal Aid as permanent beneficiary of annual grants from the fund.  Judge Queenan said:

“It continues to be very expensive to hire a lawyer, prohibitively so for the poor in matters such as eviction proceedings.  CLA has excellent lawyers to fill the need, but its funding from all sources is the lowest in its history.  Every lawyer has the responsibility to do what he or she can at this time of crisis.”

If you would like to contribute to the fund and increase its permanent impact for residents of central and western Massachusetts, please contact Tom Navin, Development Director, at 413-727-7115  or email

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You can also send a check made out to Community Legal Aid, Inc. to:

Community Legal Aid
405 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01608 

If you have any questions about making a gift to Community Legal Aid,
please call our Development Director:

Tom Navin
at 413-727-7115 or email