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  • 28 Sep 2016 4:18 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a nationally-recognized nonprofit statewide poverty law and policy center, seeks a skilled attorney with litigation experience and a background in housing law and family homelessness issues to coordinate the legal team of a health-early education-legal project. 

    Position Title: Health Starts at Home Project Attorney

    Application Deadline:  FRIDAY, October 14, 2016

    Position Background and Description: See Website

    To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references. and a brief writing sample to Georgia Katsoulomitis, Executive Director, via email to HSAHAtty@mlri.org with “HSAH Project Attorney” in the subject line. No telephone calls please.

    The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. MLRI strives for racial and ethnic diversity because it is critical to achieving MLRI's mission and to operating in a way that is consistent with MLRI's organizational values Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Massachusetts Law Reform Institute


    40 Court Street

    Suite 800

    Boston, MA 02108


  • 02 Aug 2016 11:34 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    New first-time MassDLA members, who also join DRI as a full-dues member, will receive a certificate to attend a free DRI seminar - a $795 value (excluding the Annual Meeting) to be used within 18 months. The certificate is non-transferrable. 

    Find out more here:  http://www.dri.org/Membership

  • 19 May 2016 7:19 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Over two hundred attorneys, speakers and supporters attended the recent meeting and seminar where James Campbell of Campbell Edwards & Conroy was awarded the Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the Year Award. MassDLA President Michael Riseberg presented the award to Jim Campbell.

  • 25 Jan 2016 3:57 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)



    The Office of the Bar Counsel has an opening for an Assistant Bar Counsel.  The position involves the investigation of complaints against Massachusetts attorneys, evidentiary hearings before hearing committees, and appeals to the Board of Bar Overseers and Supreme Judicial Court.  

    A minimum 5 years of practice experience is preferred.  Other requirements include some knowledge of a variety of areas of legal practice, trial and appellate experience, and superior writing and oral advocacy skills.  Excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience.  

    Interested candidates should submit, by mail or email, a résumé and unedited writing sample by February 19, 2016 to

    Dorothy Anderson, Esq.
    Office of Bar Counsel

    99 High Street

    Boston, MA  02110


    For further information about the office, see the Office of Bar Counsel/Board of Bar Overseers website, www.mass.gov/obcbbo.  The Office of the Bar Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 21 Dec 2015 12:23 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Advocates for Children
    Coordinator for the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative
    Do you have a passion for helping traumatized children learn? The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) of Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) and Harvard Law School works to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to adversity succeed in school. As experts on the interplay of trauma and learning, TLPI ’s work is known world-wide and has had significant influence on statewide policy, school culture, and the national agenda. To achieve its goal of sharing its work with schools, advocates, and policy makers, TLPI is seeking to  hire a Coordinator with energy, experience, passion, intelligence, and eye to detail. Join a small, dynamic staff who work with an interdisciplinary coalition of educators, advocates, and other professionals to pursue TLPI’s agenda across Massachusetts and beyond. This full-time position provides an exciting opportunity to broaden and deepen the growing movement among educators and advocates who are creating and advocating for trauma-sensitive schools.  The ideal candidate will be committed to work on system change by promoting the creation of trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive learning environments that can improve education outcomes for all students. To read more about our work, go to www.traumasensitiveschools.org

  • 22 Jun 2015 9:50 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    US Attorney Carmen Ortiz speaks at the recent Annual Meeting Luncheon.

    Lisa Oliver White Receives the           Bill Chapman with Mrs. Sancousy

    Rising Star award from                     presenting the Lawyer of the

    Stephanie Simmons                         Year Award posthumously for

                                                          husband, Andre Sancousy.

  • 20 May 2015 10:38 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Judge (AJ).


    Applications and instructions can be found on the DIA’s website at www.mass.gov/dia or by writing to:


    The Office of the Senior Judge

    c/o Melissa Greenleaf

    1 Congress Street-Suite 100

    Boston, MA 02114-2017


    Applications MUST be filed by the close of business on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.


    NO phone calls please.

  • 06 May 2015 9:11 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    How Judges Judge – The Role of Personal Values in Judicial Decisions is coming up at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30pm.

    Hon. Nancy Gertner and Hon. Salim Joubran, the first Arab Israeli to receive permanent appointment to the Supreme Court of Israel will speak.

    Tickets are $18. Contact 617-965-5226, boxoffice@jccgb.org or visit www.bostonjcc.org/hotbuttons.  

  • 16 Mar 2015 12:06 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

                                 A group of members volunteered to work recently at the Greater Boston Food Bank in the first community service event sponsored by MassDLA. Based on its success, members can look forward to more community service opportunities through MassDLA and are invited to suggest and organize future events.

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Executive Director:  Stephanie Giancola.                                                                                                                     
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