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Every year, thousands of individuals and families in Boston lose their homes, their health insurance, or their children simply because they did not have a lawyer when it mattered most. With your firm’s support, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) can accomplish lasting victories to help people move out of poverty. Join the 70 Boston law firms and 30 corporate legal departments, in supporting Greater Boston Legal Services’s critical work for people who seek legal aid to secure their basic needs.
Given the strength of the Massachusetts economy, Greater Boston Legal Services is hoping that this year it can begin to grow again after cutting about one-third of its staff during our last economic crisis. The real impact of those cuts was a decline in cases handled from 16,232 in 2010 to 12,122 in 2015.
With your firm’s help, Greater Boston Legal Services can serve more people in need, while continuing the critical work its lawyers are doing now in fighting for access to life-saving medications, defending young students from unfair suspension, supporting survivors of domestic violence, and protecting parents’ employment rights at the birth or adoption of a child.
You can mail your tax-deductible contribution directly to GBLS c/o: Lauren Shryne, Greater Boston Legal Services, 197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Thank you for supporting civil legal aid!