The State House was packed with lawyers and legal aid supporters for the 13th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid
Plenty of staff was on hand to distribute informational packets and help people navigate the State House.
Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid is one of the largest lobbying events at the State House.
Leonard Pierce (WilmerHale) Susan Finegan (Mintz Levin) and BBA Past President Jack Regan (WilmerHale).
BBA Past President Jack Cinquegrana (Choate Hall & Stewart), Daniel Goldberg (Bingham McCutchen) and BBA Past President Joseph Kociubes (Bingham McCutchen)
BBA President Lisa Goodheart with Justice Ralph Gants (Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court)
Manisha Bhatt (Greater Boston Legal Services) BBA Family Law Co-Chair Kelly Leighton (Barnes & Leighton) and Rachel Biscardi (Women's Bar Association)
Guests packed the Great Hall to kick off Walk to the Hill
BBA President-elect J.D. Smealie and V. Raman Bharatula (Holland & Knight)
Stephen Young (Holland & Knight), Gene Dahmen, Kyle MacDonald and Gail Pennington (Verrill Dana)
More than 500 people came to support legal services.
Equal Justice Coalition Chair Sandy Moskowitz (Davis, Malm & D'Agostine) provided opening remarks.
Lt. Governor Tim Murray expressed the Governor's support for legal services.
Justice Ralph Gants (MA Supreme Judicial Court) stressed the importance and need for legal services in the commonwealth.
Massachusetts Bar Association President Richard Campbell
BBA President Lisa Goodheart thanked all those in attendance for their commitment and support of legal services.
Lisa also highlighted that funding legal services isn't just the right thing to do, its the smart thing to do. Properly funding legal services saves the Commonwealth millions of dollars every year.
Remon Jourdan shares his inspirational legal services with the crowd.
All in attendance gave Remon a standing ovation for sharing his story.
Executive Director of GBLS Jacquelynne Bowman provides the crowd with talking points and information as they speak to their Senators and Representatives about supporting legal aid.
The managing partners of the firms who supported the 13th Annual Walk to the Hill. Their support is much appreciated.
The Presidents of the Bar Association Presidents who lent their support to legal services.
BBA Secretary Carol Starkey (Conn Kavanuagh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford) and Lisa Wilson (Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C)
BBA President Lisa Goodheart with Representative Michael J. Moran
Lisa and Representative Moran discuss the importance of properly funding legal services