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Legal Services Coalition Responds to Wave of Evictions in Georgetowne

The Bay State Banner reports that Beacon Communities, the company that manages Georgetowne Homes in Hyde Park, recently moved to evict more than 100 residents in a single month. Despite the company’s claim that the …

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Home Isn’t A Guarantee For Survivors Fleeing Domestic Abusers During COVID-19

Julia Devanthéry, Attorney and Clinical Instructor in LSC’s Housing Clinic and founder of the Housing Justice for Survivor’s Project, was recently interviewed by Huffington Post as part of its reporting on the increased challenges and …

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How the VA has Illegally Denied Healthcare to Thousands of Veterans

Dana Montalto, attorney and clinical instructor in LSC’s Veterans Legal Clinic, recently penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times outlining how the VA has unjustly barred thousands of veterans with other than honorable discharges …

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Safety Net Project Student Linda Heeyoung Park ’21 Wins 2021 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

From Harvard Law Today: Linda Heeyoung Park ’21 and Benjamin Antillon Fernandez ’21 are joint recipients of the 2021 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award. They were chosen this year from a wide range of …

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Betsy DeVos Ordered to Testify in Student Borrower Class Action

An update on the class action lawsuit Sweet v. Cardona, filed in 2019 by Project on Predatory Student Lending on behalf of defrauded student borrowers. Read Judge Alsop’s order here. From Courthouse News: Rejecting arguments …

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Tax Day is Here: Tax Clinic Director Keith Fogg on Common Issues Taxpayers Face on 2020 Returns

From Harvard Law Today: The coronavirus pandemic upended almost everything in our lives last year, so it came as little surprise when, in an effort to support American taxpayers — and perhaps catch its breath …

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Celebrates Five Years Fighting the For-Profit College Industry

  In 2016, the Project launched a first of its kind legal fight against the predatory for-profit college industry and the harm they cause to students and communities. During that time, the Project has grown …

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LSC Continues to Challenge Exorbitant Cost of Jail Phone Calls

Inmates at the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Massachusetts will get another day in court to determine whether they will continue paying exorbitant rates for phone calls to loved ones and attorneys. In 2020, a …

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Legal Assistance and Law Reform Help Right a Decades-Old Wrong

In the fall of 1982, 20-year-old Belle* did what many of us with significant others do routinely and casually: she borrowed her then-partner’s car to run some errands. She couldn’t have known then the impact …

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$1 Billion in Fraudulent Student Debt Cancelled for 72,000 Borrowers, Demonstrating Major Policy Shift

Thanks to fearless and tenacious courtroom advocacy by LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, in March the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would rescind its unlawful and harmful partial relief policy – for the second time …

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LGBTQ+ Clinic Director Alexander Chen: Gender-Affirming Care Doesn’t Just Help Trans Youth Survive. It Allows Them to Flourish.

With bills targeting transgender youth under consideration in more than half of U.S. states, Alexander Chen, founding director of Harvard Law School’s LGTBQ+ Advocacy Clinic, recently shared personal reflections with Slate on how not being …

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Join us Tuesday, April 13 for Advocating for Survivors

The Legal Services Center invites you to a virtual panel discussion: Advocating for Survivors at LSC How Three Clinics Empower Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors of sexual assault and …

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