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Community Legal Education Training Series
Please join us for our monthly community-based legal education training series aimed at providing general information to the community about various legal topics. All trainings will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Community Legal Aid's Worcester Office: 405 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608. Coffee will be served at all trainings.

To sign up to attend a specific training, or for more information, please contact Linda Boss at

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Community Legal Aid in the News

Articles & Press Releases

4.16.14 - Guest viewpoint: State funding for civil legal aid critical in fight against poverty

3.14.14 - GCC students will soon have legal aid on campus

3.10.14 - CLA receives grant to provide domestic violence legal aid to elders in the Nashoba Valley region

3.5.2014 - CLA Managing Attorney selected for new national fellowship

11.29.13 - Hoarding raises health, safety risks

10.28.13 - SJC to consider foreclosure sale notice mistakes

10.16.13 - Renowned Muralist Caleb Neelon Paints CLA's Worcester Children's Waiting Room

09.18.13 - CLA attorney helps farm workers sue owner of Bar-Way Farm in Deerfield for violations and inadequate housing

09.15.13 - CLA receives grant award from the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation

09.13.13 - Attorney Jennifer Dieringer honored by Mass. Bar Association

08.21.13 - Judge dismisses eviction notices for CLA clients in Amherst's Echo Village

08.20.13 - CLA continues to help 4 families fight eviction in Amherst's Echo Village

08.01.13 - CLA clients in Echo Village, fighting eviction, want to remain in housing complex

06.05.13 - Former CLA client, Randy Haley, shares his story: "Legal aid kept him 'truckin"

04.13.13 - Community Forum Sees Affordable Housing as Development, Jobs Issue

03.22.13 - Low-income tenants receive eviction notices from Amherst landlord raising rents

03.13.13 - Holyoke latest site for 'listening session' about programs offered by state Department of Transitional Assistance

03.12.13 - State Supreme Court Recognizes that Dating Relationships Can be formed by Electronic Means in Case Handled by CLA

03.12.13 - State Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Child Support Modification in Case Handled by CLA

03.07.13 - Community Legal Aid to Implement Program to Assist Tenants, Landlords

03.05.13 - Massachusetts Legal Services Programs Launch Innovative Pilot Project Focusing on Homelessness Prevention

03.03.13 - Lawsuit Proceeds Benefit Nonprofit

02.28.13 - Unclaimed Crowne Plaza Hotel Settlement Checks to be Donated

02.27.13 - Displaced Amherst Residents To Begin Housing Search, Though Challenges Ahead

02.25.13 - Legal Aid Offices Struggle with Demand

02.21.13 - Tenants Being Forced Out of Amherst Apartments Told to Stay Put

02.20.13 - Grafton Spa Owner In Wheelchair Offers Assist To Legal Aid

01.17.13 - Community Legal Aid Settles Familial Status Discrimination Case

10.02.12 - Chang Family Farm Homes in Amherst, Hadley Cited for Violations

09.23.12 - Funding Cuts a Hardship for People Needing Legal Aid

09.07.12 - Judge Postpones Demolition of Chang & Son Farm Housing

06.01.12 - Appeals Court Upholds Dalton Tenant's Rights

11.10.11 - Landlord’s ‘No-Kids’ Notes Deemed Illegal

08.01.11 - Two Regional Legal Aid Services Join Forces

07.24.11 - Legal Agencies for Low-Income, Elderly Combine Forces

07.08.11 - Low Income Legal Services Team Up

07.07.11 - Information for Those Affected By The Tornado In Central and Western Massachusetts

07.05.11 - Community Legal Aid Is New Provider of Legal Services to Low-Income and Elderly Residents of Central and Western Massachusetts

06.17.11 - Uniting to Help the Neediest

06.15.11 - Worcester Law Firm to Host Open House for MBA Pro Bono Prescription, Launched to Help Low-Income Residents

06.10.11 - Economy, Aid Cuts Stymie the Homeless

06.01.11 - Community Legal Aid Thanks Its 2010 Access to Justice Campaign Supporters

06.01.11 - Community Legal Aid Thanks Its 2010 Access to Justice Supporters

02.28.11 - Legal Aid Services Need Support

02.11.11 - Uxbridge Veteran's Family Beat Foreclosure

06.18.10 - No Economic Hardship Exception in Mass. Health Law

08.06.09 - Funding Plunges at Mass. Agencies

08.03.09 - Raising the bar: Private lawyers asked to donate money to financially strapped Legal Assistance Corp.

05.05.09 - Clip and Save: There is Help for Pack Rats

01.24.09 - Legal Services Needed for Immigrants in Milford

01.16.09 - Legal Assistance Corporation sues Worcester landlords for illegal housing discrimination

01.15.09 - Realty firm facing suit over rentals

11.10.08 - Transgender Pair Files Bias Complaint

06.09.08 - Where We Live - Housing Discrimination Persists

04.16.08 -  LACCM partners with Social Service Agency on Foreclosure Crisis

03.01.08 - Lawyers Honored

02.07.08 - Forum Brings to Light Lack of a 'Level Playing Field'

12.10.07 - Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts Chosen for 2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy

12.04.07 - Rights "win-win" Partnership makes possible City Hall outreach office

12.04.07 - MCAD to Reopen Office in City

10.05.07 - Legal Assistance Corporation Awarded Two Federal Grants

07.23.07 - Group Homes Get High Marks  

06.07.07 - Marshall urges lawyers to do more pro bono work

06.04.07 - Press Release - Equal Justice Reception at Tuckerman Hall

05.09.07 - Women of Distinction

03.27.07 - Press Release - LACCM's Television Show to Air on Public Access Television

03.26.07 - Tenant sues homeowner for blocking ramp installation

03.15.07 - Groups Urge Open Door Homelessness Task Force

01.17.07 - Press Release - Fitchburg Rental Agency Found to have Engaged in Illegal Housing Discrimination

01.17.07 - Press Release - Legal Assistance Welcomes New Litigation Director

12.25.06 - Shelter residents, city settle library lawsuit

09.14.06 - Library Changes Borrowing Policy for Homeless

08.09.06 - Homeless in Mass. Sue Over Library Policy

07.14.06 - Library limit still unclear - Homeless policy has some gaps

07.13.06 - Grant Given for Educating Immigrant Workers about Rights

07.11.06 - Libraries Treat Homeless Differently

07.10.06 - Press Release - Department of Justice Announces Grants for Training on Prevention of Immigration- Related Job Discrimination

07.09.06 - In Worcester, suit filed over library's homeless policy

07.07.06 - Library sued over borrowing limits - Homeless patrons limited to 2 items

06.24.06 - Mass. veterans get advice, assistance at shelter ‘Stand Down’

06.20.06 - City curb on social services is eyed - Move aimed at sex offenders

06.02.06 - Press Release - City Announces Worcester Fair Housing Project

05.14.06 - Council 'can endorse social service report'

03.15.06 - Press Release - Legal Assistance Welcomes New Executive Director

03.14.06 - Condo to Settle Lawsuit

03.08.06 - Press Release - Shrewsbury Condominium Complex Settles Housing Discrimination Case

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