PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT John Adams Courthouse One Pemberton Square Boston, Massachusetts 02108 MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2016
Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine Hines to Speak at Event Announcing Pro Bono Fellows
On Thursday, September 22, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine S. Hines will be speaking at the fifth annual Access to Justice Fellows event at the John Adams Courthouse, hosted by the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and the Lawyers Clearinghouse. Justice Hines is co-chair of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.
The Access to Justice Fellows Program, a project of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and the Lawyers Clearinghouse, provides senior lawyers and retired judges the opportunity to work on yearlong pro bono legal projects. This year's Fellows will work on a range of projects involving environmental law, racial justice work, corporate assistance to nonprofits, and educational advocacy within the Boston public school system, among others.
Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 70 Access to Justice Fellows have provided nearly 45,000 hours of pro bono service to over 40 partner organizations. The program's aim is to provide Access to Justice Fellows an avenue to pursue engaging pro bono work, remain active members of the legal community, and help people and groups in need.
The 2016-2017 Access to Justice Fellows are:
WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Seven Justice Courtroom
John Adams Courthouse
Boston, MA 02108