Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Not Measuring Up” Press Coverage

The Lawyer’s Committee’s new report, Not Measuring Up: The State of School Discipline in Massachusetts has been getting a lot of media coverage!   Read the full report and access other information here Access all the press coverage here

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Not Measuring Up: Press Release

      Contact: Matt Cregor, Staff Attorney 617-988-0609 mcregor@lawyerscom.org   Massachusetts’ Students of Color and Students with Disabilities Receive Disproportionate Discipline, Especially in Charter Schools. Massachusetts’ public school students lost at least 200,000 days in the classroom to discipline in the 2012-13 school year, according to the state’s most recent data and a new

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Disability Award Secured for Honduran Immigrant

Representing a 33 year old Spanish-speaking immigrant from Honduras, we obtained a Fully Favorable decision, with retroactive payment, from an administrative law judge.  A legal permanent resident, the claimant came to the United States sixteen years ago, working continuously in construction and demolition.  On November 21, 2008, he was gravely injured in a workplace accident while

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Emily Taylor Presents for the Create Your Own Job Seminar

During week 6 of the Create Your Own Job Seminar, Emily Taylor, an associate from Latham & Watkins, presented on legal business basics. The presentation covered detailed information about the following topics: Entity formation, including liabilities, taxes, and formation considerations Employment basics, including the differences between employees and independent contractors, and Contracts, including general terms

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Neighborhood Business Initiative at Bunker Hill Community College

On November 19, Neighborhood Business Initiative will be holding a free workshop centered on contracts and lending topics. The event is presented by Goodwin Proctor, LLP, and Massachusetts Society of CPA’s and ACCION International will be joining as presenters. The workshop is a part of Bunker Hill Community College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Space is limited, so please email liz.miranda@bhcc.mass.edu

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Economic Justice Project reconnects with Chinatown

Lawyers’ Committee is excited to work with the Asian American Civic Association to deliver transactional services to the Chinatown community. Through partnering with Ropes & Gray, LLP the Economic Justice team will provide one-on-one clinical sessions to help new and established entrepreneurs protect their business. These building blocks help individuals make sure their business is headed in

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New Economic Justice Partnership with Foley Hoag and Hyde Park

On November 18, Foley Hoag, Hyde Park Main Streets, West Roxbury Main Streets, and the Economic Justice Project will host a legal business basics workshop for small businesses. Over the summer, the Economic Justice Project began developing the partnership between Hyde Park Main Streets and their small businesses. This emerging community has gone through many

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