Category Archives: Health Disparities

Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors

The Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors (Bay State Banner) Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if many had taken the election

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Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Mayor Walsh’s Call for Public Conversations on Race and Equity

Yesterday, at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that he will hold a series of public conversations on race and equity. We applaud Mayor Walsh for encouraging Bostonians to engage in open, transparent, and robust dialogue. As Mayor Walsh aptly noted: “Boston is long overdue for a more open and intentional conversation

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Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates MGH on Receipt of Prestigious Community Service Award

Lawyers’ Committee Congratulates MGH, Our Medical-Legal Partner, On Receipt of the Foster G. McGaw Community Service Award The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is proud to announce that the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) — our partner in a medical-legal collaboration — has been awarded the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Community Service Prize.

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Honoring A “Foot Soldier” of the Civil Rights Movement

Awarded the prestigious Gary Bellow Public Service Award, for making Harvard Law School students “proud to be members of the law school community, Laura Maslow-Armand continues to make an impact through the Medical-Legal Partnership at the Massachusetts General Hospital Healthcare Center in Chelsea. In 2003, Laura began this partnership between the the Lawyers’ Committee and MGH

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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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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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