Davis Malm Attorneys Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid


February 13, 2014 - Boston, MA
For more information contact: Joanne Thorud
(617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

On January 30, nearly half of Davis Malm’s attorneys joined over 500 attorneys in the 15th annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. At the Walk, lawyers lobbied state legislators to increase funding for organizations that provide advice and representation to low-income residents facing critical civil legal issues. This year, lawyers were seeking $17 million in funding for civil legal aid in the fiscal year 2015 Massachusetts state budget.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland, Massachusetts Bar Association President Douglas K. Sheff, and Boston Bar Association President Paul Dacier attended and spoke at the event, asking participants to urge their legislators to support increased state funding for civil legal aid. Governor Deval Patrick recently recommended $14 million for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) in his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. MLAC, the largest single funding source for civil legal aid in Massachusetts, received a $13 million appropriation from the state in fiscal year 2014.

The Walk to the Hill was co-sponsored by the Equal Justice Coalition, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and many local and specialty bar associations. The Davis Malm contingent was led by Daniel T. Janis and Kendra Kinscherf , and included Samuel B. Moskowitz, who served as Chair of the Equal Justice Coalition for three years before stepping down in 2013, J. Gavin Cockfield, Robert J. Diettrich, Gary M. Feldman, Thomas S. Fitzpatrick, James E. Gallagher, Robert J. Galvin, Evgenia I. Goryshina, Tamsin R. Kaplan, C. Michael Malm, Andrew D. Myers, Michael V. Serra, and Howard P. Speicher. Attorneys from more than 50 Boston-area law firms and organizations participated.

About Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving.

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(Top L-R): Howard Speicher, Sandy Moskowitz, Michael Malm, Robert Galvin, Evgenia Goryshina, Michael Serra, Gary Feldman, James Gallagher.
(Bottom L-R): Robert Diettrich, Kendra Kinscherf, Gavin Cockfield, Andrew Myers, Tamsin Kaplan, Daniel Janis, Thomas Fitzpatrick.