JUDICIAL COURT CHIEF JUSTICE MARGARET H. MARSHALL
LAUDS THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGAL ASSISTANCE CORPORATION
DURING ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Boston – Citing
the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s
vital role in providing civil legal services to the Commonwealth’s
most vulnerable members, Supreme Judicial Court Chief
Justice Margaret H. Marshall spoke at MLAC’s 20th
anniversary celebration on November 6.
said that MLAC has helped thousands of disadvantaged individuals
and families “to stay in their homes, obtain adequate
healthcare, protect themselves from domestic abuse, secure
guardianships for the elderly, and education services for
the young.” She also noted the rule of law is strengthened
by providing civil legal services to the disadvantaged.
long-term vitality of our constitutional democracy depends
in significant part on our continued willingness to focus
on maintaining the vitality of MLAC and other institutions
that secure equality and justice,” Chief Justice
lauded the efforts over the last twenty years of the MLAC
Board of Directors, presently chaired by Stephen H. Oleskey,
a senior partner at Hale and Dorr LLP, and the MLAC attorneys
and staff, led by Executive Director Lonnie A. Powers.
the photo, from left, are Chief Justice Marshall, Supreme
Judicial Court Justice John M. Greaney, Mr. Oleskey, and
retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Herbert P.