Ropes & Gray Lawyers Advocate for Increased Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts
Ropes & Gray brought 45 attorneys to the 19th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid in Boston, one of the largest lobbying days at the Massachusetts State House, leading to a recognition in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly that it had the highest participation of lawyers from any law firm.
Nearly 700 attorneys participated in this year’s Walk to urge legislators to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents. Specifically, The Equal Justice Coalition’s legislative funding campaign calls on state lawmakers to adequately fund the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget.
Ropes & Gray is proud to participate in this event and to raise awareness about the critical role that civil legal aid plays in ensuring equal access to justice.