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Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid

January 27, 2021

11:00 AM

Registration closes on January 26 at noon

Join the Talk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid! Hundreds of lawyers and advocates will gather to urge state legislators to provide $35 million for civil legal aid in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

Speakers Include: Attorney General Maura Healey, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd, and Michael Curry, president of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. We’ll also hear from legal aid clients whose lives have been transformed by civil legal aid.

Civil legal aid is an essential service. Since 1999, the Equal Justice Coalition has advocated for state funding for civil legal aid organizations that provide advice and representation to low‑income people facing serious civil legal issues. The EJC’s annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid draws hundreds of lawyers, law students, and advocates to the Massachusetts State House to support this cause. This year our event is online, and the need for civil legal aid is greater than ever, as the COVID crisis threatens the health, safety, financial stability, and well‑being of low‑income residents.

Add your voice to the Talk to the Hill! Register today and join us here on January 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM for inspiring speakers and breakout sessions with state legislators. Civil legal aid organizations require additional funding to meet the overwhelming need for assistance. Your voice is vital to our pursuit of equal access to justice for all.

Why do you Talk to the Hill?

Please print out a placard to tell your colleagues and friends why civil legal aid is essential. Write why you Talk to the Hill and take a photo with your placard, then share your photo on social media with #IWalkforJustice. You can also email it to Evan Molinari at and we will share it for you.