Day: April 19, 2012

Remembering a “Giant”

The PBEye and access to justice community mourn the loss of John G. Brooks  this week after the “champion for access to legal services for the poor died Sunday at his home.” Brooks, who was the past president of the Boston Bar Association and partner at Peabody & Arnold, spent his career advocating on behalf of access to legal services. In a tribute to Brooks on its website, the Boston Bar Association notes: In the 1950s, he began a lifetime commitment to pro bono work to improve the delivery of legal assistance for the poor. He became intimately involved in the

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Honoring Their Memory

Today is Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.  Imagine your youth and family destroyed by the Nazis and now your old age is tormented by the crushing burden of poverty.  This is the reality for a great number of survivors worldwide who live below the poverty line. In May 2008, Bet Tzedek launched the Holocaust Survivors Justice Network in response to two German government sponsored payment programs.  The Network partners pro bono attorneys with Jewish social service providers to provide free legal assistance to eligible Holocaust

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