Entries by Maddie

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Featured Volunteers: The Liberty Mutual Legal Department

When Kathy McGrath, the pro bono manager for Liberty Mutual’s legal department, heard about the Homeless Youth Handbook project, she immediately knew she would easily find willing volunteers. And she soon had 25 people signed up to help make a Massachusetts version of the Homeless Youth Handbook that the Baker McKenzie law firm had spearheaded […]

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Featured Monthly Donor

Thank You, Jennifer Sunderland: Board Member, Boston Attorney, and Generous Monthly Donor!   Jennifer is a Massachusetts native who attended college and law school here and clerked for judges in the Massachusetts Trial Court and Supreme Judicial Court. As a public defender for four years, Jennifer witnessed the importance of expanding access to justice within […]

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Coronavirus Has Made Courts Go Remote. Will This Lay The Groundwork For Using Technology to Expand Access to Justice In The Future?

By Jake Hofstetter | Research and Policy Associate The coronavirus crisis has impacted every part of society, and even public institutions are having to be flexible and creative to respond to the pandemic. Schools are using remote learning, governments are offering unemployment applications online, and libraries are lending e-books. The court system is no different. […]

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2020 Good Apple Reception Announcement

Save the Date! March 26, 2020 6:00 pm Reception 7:00 pm Award Ceremony Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room 13th Annual Good Apple Award On Thursday, March 26th, 2020 Massachusetts Appleseed will host its 13th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel. We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Good […]

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New Report Recommends Massachusetts Create Online Court Help Center to Aid Those Without an Attorney

Massachusetts could increase access to justice through just one website BOSTON, October 3, 2019 — A research report released today by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice explores how the Massachusetts Trial Court could develop a new, online help center for court users. The report details how the court system could use innovative […]

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Kevin J. Curtin Joins Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice welcomed Kevin J. Curtin, Senior Appellate Counsel/Grand Jury Director for Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, to its Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on June 27, 2019. Massachusetts Appleseed, a nonprofit organization that advocates for systemic reform in areas such […]

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Trivia Night 2019

  Many thanks to our generous hosts at Scholars American Bistro & Cocktail Club and to everyone who joined us for our first-ever Trivia Night! It was a wonderful night with plenty of laughs, and we’re so grateful to all the teams who participated. A big congratulations to the winners, Team Lynn Legal Services and […]

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Melanie L. Todman and John A. Shutkin Elected Chair and Vice-Chair of Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Melanie L. Todman, Associate at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, to Chair of its Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on June 27, 2019. She succeeds Martha Mazzone, Executive Vice President of Legal Transformation […]