Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Senator Joyce Receives “Beacon of Justice” Award

Senator Brian A. Joyce has been presented the “Beacon of Justice” award by the Equal Justice Coalition for his advocacy and leadership on behalf of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. The MLAC provides representation to low-income residents including domestic violence victims, families on the verge of homelessness, and elder victims of consumer fraud.

“The MLAC provides our neediest residents with critical legal assistance and protects some of our most vulnerable citizens from abuse,” said Senator Joyce. “The MLAC keeps families in their homes, protects our seniors and offers justice to residents who cannot otherwise afford to have their voices heard. It is an important program for many residents in the Commonwealth and I am happy to support its continued good work.”

“We are thankful for Sen. Joyce’s extraordinary efforts,” said Deb Silva, director of the Equal Justice Coalition. “He understands the need for quality legal services for low-income people facing critical civil legal problems.”