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Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders will no longer be unlawfully suspended

November 16, 2018
Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders will no longer be unlawfully suspended: GBLS reaches settlement with Boston Public Schools. GBLS is happy to announce that on November 15, 2018 our clients and Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille signed a settlement agreement wherein BPS…

Workers Sue Happy Lamb Hot Pot for Hundreds of Thousands in Pervasive Wage Theft

October 31, 2018
Workers Call for Boycott as Second Massachusetts Location Opens Boston, Massachusetts—Nine current and former employees of Happy Lamb Hot Pot, a Chinese restaurant in Cambridge, MA, are suing the restaurant for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, stealing workers’ tips, ignoring paid sick…

GBLS Announces Partnership with Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund

November 2, 2017
GBLS is one of 10 organizations selected to receive a grant from the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund. "Immigrants are vital members of our society...this grant will enable GBLS to work with community-based organizations and provide needed legal support," said GBLS Executive Director…

GBLS Receives a 2-year Grant to Provide Civil Legal Services to Crime Victims

October 27, 2017
GBLS Receives Funding to Provide Free Civil Legal Services for Area Crime Victims Greater Boston Legal Services has received a two-year sub-grant totaling more than $1,281,000 to provide civil legal services to crime victims residing in Boston and other cities and towns in the greater Boston area…

Mass. Eye and Ear Launches Collaboration with Bay State Council of the Blind to Improve Access

September 30, 2017
GBLS is pleased to announce a settlement between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and the Bay State Council of the Blind (BSCB). Although MEEI provides high quality care to patients with visual impairments, there were significant barriers to getting care. Patients who are blind or…

Ensuring Access to Public Transportation for People with Disabilities

September 4, 2017
Since signing the Settlement Agreement in 2006, the MBTA has collaborated with the Plaintiffs and GBLS to ensure that all terms agreed to in the settlement are upheld. This led to the signing of the Joint Assessment in 2010, which was the first official review of the MBTA’s performance since the…

Major Affordable Housing Victory Achieved in Boston

September 2, 2017
A coalition including GBLS, City Life/Vida Urbana, pro bono law firms Goulston & Storrs, Jones Day, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, the Department of Neighborhood Development, CEDAC, and the Boston Public Health Commission not only saved 59 families from being displaced from their homes, but…

Remarks of 2017 BBA John G. Brooks Awardee, GBLS Attorney Anne Mackin

September 1, 2017
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Why Boston Students Created a 'Know Your Rights' App

June 3, 2015
Kudos to Elizabeth McIntyre for her work with these students. Thanks also to WilmerHale and Staples for sponsoring her Equal Justice Works fellowship at GBLS. There are links at the end of this article to several other WBUR features on school discipline and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Click here…