Entries by Maddie

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The Formal Session Ends: Let’s Break It Down

It’s over! The formal session of the Legislature ended at midnight on Tuesday, which means, although the Legislature will continue to meet in informal sessions, action on the most remaining controversial legislation will be tabled until January 2019. So what are the results? Read more below about how our priorities fared in the FY19 budget […]

Last Chance for Homeless Youth!

Action Alert For homeless youth, moving through the world without a state identification card can make an already impossible situation worse. Without state ID, they cannot:  Apply for a job Enroll in education programs Obtain a library card Pick up a package from the post office Open any financial accounts Enter certain government buildings Interact […]

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New Report Recommends Lifting Cell Phone Bans in Massachusetts Courthouses

For Immediate Release Boston, July 24, 2018 – A policy brief released today by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice examines the impact of banning cell phones and other personal electronic devices in Massachusetts courthouses. It finds that there are unintended consequences to the bans, especially for self-represented litigants, and that access to […]

Raise Your Voice for Homeless Youth!

Action Alert For homeless youth, obtaining a state identification card is necessary to accomplish everyday tasks and access potentially life-saving resources. They must have ID to: Apply for a job Enroll in education programs Obtain a library card Pick up a package from the post office Open any financial accounts Enter certain government buildings Interact […]

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Micah W. Miller of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP Joins Massachusetts Appleseed Board

For Immediate Release Boston, MA – Massachusetts Appleseed Center welcomed Micah W. Miller, Associate at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP, to its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on June 12, 2018. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a non-profit organization that advocates for systemic reform in areas such as education, youth homelessness, […]

The Conference Committee Negotiations Begin!

Action Alert If passing the FY’19 State Budget is a marathon, we’re in the final stretch! The Senate Debates have ended and the Conference Committee met for the first time last Thursday. This Committee is comprised of three Senators and three Representatives with one job: to reconcile differences between the House and Senate budgets. Now […]

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2018 Annual Meeting

Innovators for Access to Justice Panel A panel of innovators in access to justice will present immediately following the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Annual Meeting.                   Join us to hear these experts from local law schools discuss their work using technology and other innovations […]

The Senate Debates Have Begun!

Action Alert The Senate’s FY’19 budget recommendations, while including some big wins for the housing court and homeless youth, do not include funding for several critical areas. Senators have submitted their amendments, and now the debates are on! This is your chance to join us and stand up for civil legal aid, low-income kids in […]