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Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors From Eviction Is Always Important—but Especially During COVID

LSC Housing Attorney Julia Devanthéry was recently interviewed by Mother Jones about the COVID eviction crisis and how it is affecting individuals and families across the country–especially those who face domestic violence.  In 2013, Julia Devanthéry joined Harvard …

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DAV Distinguished Speaker Series Examines Race, the Military and Veterans

Panelists highlight the disparities and unmet needs of minority veterans, see hope in greater involvement and action While the military has been described by many as the most integrated institution in American life, it is …

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Judge Orders that Department of Education Cannot Resume Issuing Borrower Defense Denials Without Notifying Court and Borrowers

Order impacts over 170,000 class members who spoke up for their rights to loan cancellation BOSTON – A federal judge has ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S Department of Education to notify the court two …

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Amicus Brief Signed by 8 Former High-ranking Corrections Officers Argues Corrections Officers Must Protect Transgender Prisoners and Prisoners Who Were Previously Victimized

Today, the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic submitted a Third Circuit amicus brief signed by eight high-ranking former corrections officials in support of the plaintiff in Shorter v. United States. The plaintiff is a …

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Disabled Americans Veterans Panel Discussion: Race, the Military, and Veterans

On November 16, the Legal Services Center hosted the 2020 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Speaker Series. The discussion, entitled “Race, the Military, and Veterans,” featured moderator Will Gunn ’86, former General Counsel for Department …

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LSC to Host Weekly Drop-In Hours with Boston Public Library

Get legal help at our virtual office hours, offered on a weekly basis. Staff at the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School will provide advice and referral information to patrons about civil legal issues …

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Students Work with Clients to Seal and Expunge Records

Criminal record sealing is an especially important legal tool useful in addressing inequality and the disproportionate impact the criminal justice system has had on communities of color. Black men are more likely than any other …

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Massachusetts Eviction Moratorium Ends; Here’s What Comes Next

Massachusetts ended its eviction moratorium on October 17, a government action that is expected to lead to an eviction crisis in the state as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the economy and people’s health …

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We Need the Housing Stability Act to Prevent Survivors of Domestic Violence from Being Evicted into the Pandemic Winter

The state’s moratorium on evictions lapsed on October 17, putting many thousands of Massachusetts residents, including those facing domestic violence, in danger of eviction and homelessness. Julia Devanthery, an attorney in LSC’s Housing Clinic and …

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LSC Tax Clinic Offers Help with Stimulus Payment Issues

The Legal Services Center’s Tax Clinic is now offering assistance to people who haven’t received their stimulus payments. This assistance is free, and an interpreter will be provided if needed. November 21st is the new …

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VIRTUAL EVENT – Aging Veterans with Disabilities: A Cross-National Study of Policies and Challenges

Please join us Monday, October 5 at 12 pm for a virtual Zoom talk hosted by the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Aging Veterans with Disabilities: A Cross-National Study of Policies and Challenges. with …

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Creating a More Just Legal System, One Client at a Time

Marcus Miller is a 2L student at Harvard Law School. He is a clinical student in the Veterans Law and Disability Clinic, working in the Safety Net Project during the Fall 2020 semester. By Marcus …

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