Monthly Archives: October 2014

Election Protection Attorney Trainings

There will be two 2014 Election Protection Webinar Trainings. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. There will also be a live training Thursday October 30 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM at WilmerHale, 60

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USCIS Grants Citizenship Application

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has just granted an application for naturalization that we filed in July  on behalf of a 57 year old Cape Verdean woman who entered the United States five years ago with her husband and three children. The application included a request that the citizenship test be waived because

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Six Former Boston Police Department Officers Reinstated

District Court Judge Judith Fabricant upheld the Civil Service Commission decision that the hair drug test  used by the Boston Police Department to screen for substance abuse  is too unreliable to be the sole basis for terminating tenured civil servants.  Judge Fabricant ordered reinstatement of six former police officers with full back pay and benefits. 

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JALSA Tzedek Salon

A group of young adult social justice advocates from Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action hosted Tzedek Salon – Moving Forward From Ferguson: Police, Race Relations, and What We Can Do in Massachusetts, featuring Deputy Director Rahsaan D. Hall. The event is one in a series of  conversations, engaging prominent Massachusetts leaders on the social justice

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Create Your Own Job Seminar Started its 4th Class Last Week!

Last Tuesday, September 30, the Lawyers’ Committee’s Economic Justice Project started the 4th season of the Create Your Own Job Seminar in partnership with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Latham & Watkins, and Northeastern University School of Law. This 7-week Seminar is targeted to entrepreneurs who are looking to create their own business and

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Shriver Center National Law & Policy Dialogue

Deputy Director Rahsaan Hall recently participated as a panelist at the Shriver Center’s National Law & Policy Dialogue in Boston. Looking at the War on Poverty through a lens of structural racism and racial justice, and particularly focusing on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Rahsaan discussed the underlying racial disparities and issues of structural racism that

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Landlord/Tenant Settlement

The Lawyers’ Committee negotiated an out- of- court settlement with the landlord in order to prevent him from trying to evict our client, a Latina single mother with five children. The tenant was paying the rent with her own disability benefits and those of two of her children.  Although the unit was repeatedly inspected by the

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