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G R E AT E R B O S T O N L E G A L S E R V I C E S | 2008 ANNUAL REPORT Credit: Kevin Decker The Ma family were able to stay in their home after GBLS intervened with the bank, that had begun unlawful eviction proceedings against them. 2008 ANNUAL REPORT Dear Friends, Greater Boston Legal Services has been dealing with a severe financial crisis since July 2008. Our annual funding from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) was cut because of the sharp decline in Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), MLAC’s principal source of revenue. Over the course of a few months, GBLS’ MLAC funding was cut by $2 million. We immediately began cost-cutting measures. We reduced non-personnel expenses, adopted health insurance changes, froze most hiring and offered voluntary layoffs. Our staff agreed to forego badly-needed raises. We elected to participate in the Commonwealth’s WorkSharing Program, by which we reduced the salaries and work schedules of our employees by 10% for a period of six months. Producing this very basic 2008 Annual Report in-house is another cost-cutting measure. The economic downturn hurts those who are poor and forces more people into poverty. More people than ever need our services to obtain basic human needs. The Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC), which does our screening, has 25 to 30 callers already in the telephone queue when it opens each morning and is seeing increasing numbers of clients walking in because they cannot get through on the telephone. We are trying to help homeowners facing foreclosure, tenants in no- fault evictions because their building has been foreclosed, and workers laid off then wrongfully denied unemployment benefits. Domestic violence appears to be increasing. The news isn’t all bad. Despite the downturn, Boston’s legal community rose to the challenge and raised $2.8 million for GBLS in 2008. In addition, we began an emergency fundraising campaign which so far has brought in more than $500,000. As we write this letter, we are hopeful that we will receive some federal stimulus funding and that the state will not cut the MLAC appropriation. Our staff has continued its extraordinary work. We’re proud to report some of the staff’s noteworthy 2008 achievements that you’ll read about on pages 4 and 5. We are grateful to everyone who has invested in GBLS. We ask that you continue to support us so we may continue helping the neediest in our communities improve their lives, and minimize the loss of services and staff in these very hard times. Julia Huston, President of the Board Bob Sable, Executive Director 197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617.371.1234 Fax: 617.371.1222 tdd: 617.371.1228 2008 Major Achievements • BHA v. Bridgewaters/Rights for tenants with disabilities: Housing Unit attorneys Ann Jochnick, Mac McCreight, and Dick Bauer won a significant Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case on behalf of tenants with mental disabilities. The SJC determined that a federally- assisted public housing authority’s obligation to consider reasonable accommodations of a disabled tenant “is not optional”, even when the tenant is perceived to pose a threat to others. A housing authority must consider whether a requested accommodation will sufficiently mitigate any alleged risk, before proceeding with an eviction. BHA v. Bridgewaters establishes important rights for tenants with disabilities and will probably have national impact, because it is based on federal law. • Guardianship reform: As a result of years of advocacy, vulnerable elders have significantly increased protections against unwarranted guardianships. GBLS Elder Law Unit Managing Attorney Wynn Gerhard and attorneys Betsey Crimmins and Alex Munevar, along with other elder advocates, successfully lobbied for the passage of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) bill. In January 2009 Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill. The MUPC provides extensive, long-needed changes to the laws on guardianship and conservatorship and other areas of probate law. It will give strong due process protections to the elderly and disabled including a right to counsel. • MassHealth Equality Bill: Nearly four years after GBLS staff and fellow advocates started working to bring the MassHealth Equality bill to the attention of the Massachusetts Legislature, Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill into law in July 2008. Elder Law Unit attorney Betsy Crimmins and GBLS Cambridge and Somerville office attorney Deborah Filler represented the Public Policy Committee of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Aging Project, joining efforts with other elder advocates, to get this legislation passed. The new law will ensure that same-sex married couples are eligible for spousal benefits under MassHealth, the state/federal Medicaid program. It will significantly impact couples who are facing nursing home care as they will be eligible for benefits and protections that allow the “community spouse” to retain the family home and enough assets to live independently, without jeopardizing the other spouse's eligibility for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care. • Unemployment Insurance notices translated: In September 2008 Employment Unit attorneys Brian Flynn and Sherley Cruz secured a preliminary injunction motion that required the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to translate into 9 languages all notices DUA sends out to alert people about federal extended unemployment insurance benefits. This victory is part of the attorneys’ pending case to compel DUA to translate all notices into 9 languages. 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 4 • Unpaid Overtime and Wages Class Action Lawsuit Settlement: In November 2008, Michael Bianco, Inc., agreed to pay $850,000 in unpaid overtime and other wages to settle a federal class action lawsuit brought by GBLS Employment Law attorneys Audrey Richardson and Ingrid Nava, South Coastal Counties Legal Services, and attorney Philip Gordon of the Gordon Law Group. This former New Bedford factory manufactured military gear for the U.S. Department of Defense and was the target of a March 2007 federal immigration raid that was broadly criticized for its inhumane treatment of the workers and their families. The case was filed after interviews with detained workers and others exposed a range of labor violations in the factory. The lawsuit included allegations that Michael Bianco systematically and intentionally violated the laws requiring time-and-a-half for overtime work and made illegal deductions from workers’ wages. Credit: Linda Lank For this victim of domestic violence, GBLS attorneys secured wrongfully-denied unemployment benefits, food stamps, and a green card. GBLS also was successful in upgrading her Medicaid from basic to standard due to the abuse she suffered. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR CLIENT SERVICES. Make a donation online. Visit us at www.gbls.org, and click on Donate. 5 www.gbls.org 2008 STATISTICS: 16,743 CLIENTS SERVED Case Types: Consumer: 3% Education: less than 1% Employment: 12% Family: 16% Juvenile: less than 1% Health: 16% Housing: 24% Income Maintenance: 11% Immigration: 14% Miscellaneous: 4% Age: Gender: 0-17: 2% Male: 28% 18-59: 75% Female: 72% 60+: 23% Race: African/American: 24% Asian/Pacific Islander: 11% Hispanic: 28% Other: 12% White: 25% 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 6 2008 FINANCIAL STATEMENT INCOME 2008 2007 Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation 7,140,387 7,080,518 Law Firms & Attorneys 3,020,349 2,823,780 Cy Pres Awards 30,182 1,965,460 Foundations/Corporations 1,565,902 1,127,232 Other Government Grants 836,810 739,115 Individual Contributions 553,656 565,984 United Way 546,969 651,559 Elder Services 474,856 464,193 Investment Income 331,717 350,246 Miscellaneous 151,744 325,003 Law School Support 236,800 233,300 Attorney Fees 311,925 4,868 TOTAL INCOME BEFORE DONATED SERVICES 15,201,297 16,331,258 DONATED SERVICES 3,849,725 2,492,012 TOTAL INCOME 19,051,022 18,823,270 EXPENSES 2008 2007 Personnel: Lawyers 5,599,688 4,876,056 Non-Lawyers 3,706,627 3,354,892 Fringe Benefits 2,823,486 2,357,974 SUBTOTAL 12,129,801 10,588,922 Operating: Space & Utilities 418,204 435,206 Office & Related 417,757 424,835 Contract Services 892,326 755,124 Library 166,758 161,231 Client Litigation Expenses 169,217 116,836 Travel & Training 146,702 141,818 Miscellaneous 238,653 231,671 Transfer To Capital Or Endowment 53,282 2,248,874 * SUBTOTAL 2,502,899 4,515,595 TOTAL EXPENSES BEFORE DONATED SERVICES 14,632,700 15,104,517 DONATED SERVICES 3,849,725 2,492,012 TOTAL EXPENSES 18,482,425 17,596,529 OPERATING SURPLUS 568,597 1,226,741 CUMULATIVE OPERATING NET ASSETS 6,083,378 5,514,781 * 2007—$1.5 million invested to endow an attorney position & $650,000 for office expansion 7 www.gbls.org LEGAL COMMUNITY DONORS LAW FIRM FELLOWSHIPS Foley Hoag LLP In addition to their 2008 Lawyers Fund Drive President's League contribution, the following firms provided ($350-$499 per Boston attorney) funding to support the salaries of GBLS Allen & Hollander, LLP attorneys. Day Pitney LLP Klein Hornig LLP Goodwin Procter Mintz Levin Ropes & Gray Sullivan & Worcester LLP Skadden WilmerHale Supporter League ($200-$349 per Boston attorney) LAWYERS FUND DRIVE Altman Riley Esher LLP Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. Leadership League Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & ($700 or more per Boston attorney) Dunner, LLP Bromberg & Sunstein LLP Fish & Richardson, P.C. Choate, Hall & Stewart Gargiulo/Rudnick, LLP Davids & Cohen, P.C. Janet E. Bostwick, P.C. Dwyer & Collora, LLP K&L Gates LLP Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP McDermott, Will & Emery Goodwin Procter Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton Goulston & Storrs Murtha Cullina, LLP Hemenway & Barnes Nixon Peabody LLP MacDonald, Rothweiler & Eisenberg LLP Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster Ropes & Gray Robinson & Cole LLP Rosenberg, Schapiro, Englander, Chicoine & Leggett, P.C. Friends League Skadden (up to $199 per Boston attorney) The Law Offices of James Sokolove Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C. LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Adorno & Yoss LLP WilmerHale Behar & Kalman Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Pacesetters Boyle, Morrissey & Campo, P.C ($600-$699 per Boston attorney) Broude & Hochberg, LLP DLA Piper LLP (US) Burns & Levinson LLP Byrne & Drechsler, LLP Reginald Heber Smith League Casner & Edwards, LLP ($500-$599 per Boston attorney) Cohen & Oalican, LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, LLP LLP Cosgrove, Eisenberg and Kiley, P.C. Cornell & Gollub Dechert LLP Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C. 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 8 Donovan Hatem LLP MATCHING GIFTS – Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew ASSOCIATES’ DRIVE Holland & Knight LLP (Donations were matched by the firms or by Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP individual partners) Krokidas & Bluestein LLP Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Anderson Krieger LLP Lee & Levine LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Looney & Grossman LLP Bromberg & Sunstein LLP Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP Burns & Levinson LLP McCarter & English, LLP Choate, Hall & Stewart The McCormack Firm, LLC Cooley Godward Kronish Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. Day Pitney LLP Morrison Mahoney LLP DLA Piper LLP (US) Petrucelly & Nadler, PC Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP Dunner, LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Fish & Richardson, P.C. Segal Roitman, LLP Foley Hoag LLP Smith & Brink, P.C. Holland & Knight LLP Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. K&L Gates LLP Taylor, Duane, Barton & Gilman, LLP Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Urbelis & Fieldsteel, LLP Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP CORPORATE LEGAL Peabody & Arnold LLP DEPARTMENTS Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P. Sherin and Lodgen LLP Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation Skadden Biogen Idec Sullivan & Worcester LLP Bose Foundation Inc. WilmerHale Boston Scientific Corporation Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Children's Hospital Boston Citizens Bank Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. EMD Serono, Inc. Fidelity Investments Genzyme Corporation InterSystems Corporation Liberty Mutual Insurance Company The Millipore Foundation OneBeacon Insurance Group Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc. Plymouth Rock Foundation Putnam Investments Reit Management & Research LLC Sovereign Bank State Street Foundation, Inc. 9 www.gbls.org ANNUAL FUND DONORS $50,000-$74,999 Richelle S. & Mark $5,000-$9,999 Kennedy Anonymous Joseph B. Kittredge Auer Family Foundation David A. Kluft $25,000 - $49,999 Jean G. Bell Joseph L. Kociubes Brian A. & Barbara Davis Kim V. Marrkand Anonymous (2) Jonathan G. & Margot Davis John F. Donohue Andrew J. McElaney Alice Willard Dorr Howard D. Medwed Steven S. Fischman Foundation Robert J. Hildreth Joseph E. Mullaney Michael & Linda Frieze Jody L. Newman Daniel Rothenberg Rhys Gardiner Law Offices of James Kevin P. O'Flaherty & Marc Gary Sarah Brinley Sokolove Affiliates & Geoffrey A. Howell Partners, LLP Plymouth Rock Foundation Mitchell H. Kaplan & Frederick & Ruthann Prifty Fern Frolin The Rothstein Foundation $10,000-$24,999 Daryl J. Lapp & Catheryn David A. Rozenson & Anonymous (2) J. Kato Jessica Solodar Rozenson Bernard J. & Bonnie C. Robert & Mona Leveille Jeffrey Rudin Bonn Robert J. Nagle & Kristin Robert A. & Sloan K. Cogan Family Foundation Hicks Sable Thomas J. & Midge Mark V. Nuccio Camille F. Sarrouf DeSimone Anne L. & Martin Peretz Laura E. Schneider Michael B. Elefante & The Sam Spiegel Ellen Semonoff & Daniel J. Louise Sawyer Foundation Meltzer John Kenneth Felter The Anne & Henry Zarrow Richard W. & Joann Deirdre M. Giblin & David Foundation Southgate B. DuBard Franklin G. Stearns Louis A. & Phebe S. $2,000-$4,999 Norman Stein & Mindy Goodman Anonymous (3) Lubber* Julia Huston & Donald Matthew A. Berlin & Jeffrey M. Stoler Larson Simone Liebman Melissa B. Tearney Stephen R. Karp Timothy C. Blank Jerome B. Tichner, Jr. Alex H. MacDonald & Gregory E. Bulger Anne & Brian Trinque Maureen Strafford Foundation Michael Unger Richard A. Marks & John J. Carroll Jack Ward & Joe Miglorie Jennifer Morrison Edward M. Condit John F. & Jane Ward Phyllis McGillicuddy Ronald M. & Nancy M. Steven A. & Nancy Wilcox Charitable Trust Davids Stephen S. Young New Prospect Foundation Thomas J. DesRosier Albert P. & Judith Zabin David C. Phelan Sarah B. Gordon David W. & Deirdre Kate Haffner $1,000-$1,999 Rosenberg Philip & Mary Causey May & Tetsuo Takayanagi Anonymous (4) Hamilton Marian A. Tse & James S. Elizabeth P. Black Larry & Suzanne Lee John E. Bowman Heffernan Donald E. Vaughan & Lee W. Lincoln Boyden S. Ridgeway Jay L. Cohen 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 10 Marjorie B. Cohn Joseph Sulman Gary L. Gill-Austern Martin & Margorie B. Cohn Arthur & Abigail O. Paula W. Gold Shepard Davidson Telegen Joanne Goldstein Sarah Derby & Gary Richard Toomey Stanley N. Griffith & Ann MacDonald Paul Tremblay & Linda Schauffler Lee & Nancy J. Dunham Beattie David Halstead Christopher F. Dunn Andrew M. Troop Eben Hansel Martin M. Fantozzi William B. Tyler Kirk G. Hanson Michael T. Gilmore & Douglas & Judith Weinstock Kurt W. Hemr Deborah M. Valenze Deborah Jackson Weiss Charlotte Hemr Richard J. Grahn Christopher Hurld Daniel L. Greenberg $500-$999 Safraz Ishmael The Irene Greif & Albert Robert Kanapka Meyer Family Fund Ned Abelson Laura M. Kaplan M. Dennis Guappone Brook Ames Jennifer A. Karnakis Alain & Valerie Guery R. Peter & Ann Anderson Leena Karttunen Roy A. & Sylvia Hammer Anonymous (11) Lawrence K. Kolodney Ellen M. Harrington Jennifer Antoniazzi Rebecca A. Lee Susan A. Hartnett Emily Armstrong Donald G. Leka R. Scott Henderson Alexander Bagnall Mary K. Leonard George H. Kidder Daniel A. Bancroft Brooke E. Lierman John M. Kimpel Anne Bandes Kevin Littman & Liisa William B. King Bruce & Katie Barnett Nogelo Martha J. Koster Dinah K. Bodkin Elianna J. Marziani Jessica A. Ladd & William Bowman Selig Families Heather McCready H. Brack Charitable Trust Aaron & Marilyn Miller Thomas A. Lehrer* John G. Brooks Martha L. Minow & Joseph Tamar A. Lewis Angela Brooks Singer Kenneth W. Luke Ira Carp John Morrier Sarah A. & Douglas S. Ann M. Chiacchieri Daniel L. Greenberg & Marshall Vivian L. Coates Karen E. Nelson Susan A. Maze-Rothstein & Gregory J. Comeau Andrew L. Nichols & Steven Rothstein Steven M. & Heather S. Roslyn G. Daum James W. McGarry Cowley John V. O'Hanlon William G. Meserve Ryan Cunningham Hillary A. Pelletier Robert W. & Gladys S. Philip C. Curtis Duncan & Susi Pendlebury Meserve Charitable Trust Joanne D'Alcomo Steven P. Perlmutter Samuel B. Moskowitz Roslyn G. Daum Christopher D. Perry Christine O'Connor Jonathan Davis Michelle Peters James W. Perkins Juliet A. Davison Drew Picciafoco Linda C. & Leonard J. Lia S. DerMarderosian Meyer Potashman Rosen* M. L. Engel Eileen S. Pott Thomas G. Shapiro Ravi Faiia William G. Potter Craig Smith & Lisa Danetz Katherine J. Fick Christopher J. Powell W. Thomas & Joan C. Smith Joseph R. Fleming Thomas J. Provost H. Michael Stevens Susan M. Galli & Mark S. John S. Rhee Thurber 11 www.gbls.org Peter S. Rice MaryDilys Anderson Stephen M. Burrington Stephen Rickard Daryl D. Andrews Steven Buttacavoli Bella Rosner Matt & Julia Andrus Robert Buxbaum, M.D. James I. Rubens Anonymous (49) Sara Cable Mary K. Ryan Yael D. Aufgang Jay P. Calhoun Robert Sanoff Lisa J. Avery-Peck Levin H. Campbell Jeffrey R. Scalzi Thomas R. Ayres Naoka Carey Rebecca L. Schuster Ceyda N. Azakli Robert D. Caridad Adam Small Shalanda Baker Robert M. Carney Robert H. & Elizabeth Heather E. Balmat Karen Carp Smith David M. Banash James R. Carroll & M. Edwin Smith John R. Baraniak, Jr. Claire Masinton Robert W. Sparkes, III James Barri Anthony J. Carroll Gary A. Spiess Stacy H. Barrow Larry Carsman Charles Steenburg David A. Barry Edmund C. Case Alyson B. Stewart Brian C. Barry Elizabeth A. Castellani Caroline E. Strickland Edward J. Barshak Alyssa Chandler Edward M. Swartz Ilan Barzilay Anonymous Tim Syrett Kevin D. Batt David Chavous Alisa M. Tenenholtz Eoin Beirne Olivia S. Choe Mark S. Thurber Victoria E. Bembenista Eric P. Christofferson Laura Topper Daniel J. Bennett David S. Clancy Maria A. Trevisan Eric Benson Sherrill P. Cline Michael H. Turk William F. Benson Sarah Clinton Detlev F. Vagts Jennifer L. Berylson John & Catherine Coburn Carol J. Wagner John E. Besser Kent A. Coit David Waller David E. Blau E. Michael Collins Scott A. Webster Michelle Blauner Sandra Szela Congdon David W. White Scott Bleier Bryan S. Conley Monika A. Wirtz Edward M. Bloom Bryan Connolly Wolfman Charitable Thomas J. Bone Patti Connor-O'Hara Foundation Jennifer Bonetti David L. Coombs Douglas Wolfson Jean Bowe Zachary Coseglia B. Andrew Zelermyer Amy E. Boyd Nancy M. Cremins Meghan Boyle Paula G. Curry $250-$499 Joel J. Brickman Lou Ann David Thomas W. Bridge Andy Dean Paul Abbott John Brooks Megan Delehanty Nancy Adams Amy Brosius Elisabeth DeLisle Jennifer M. Adams Thomas A. Brown Jay Kugler DeYoung Michelle Addison Clarence H. Brown David Dineen Christopher D. Agnew Cynthia A. Brown Peter W. Dini Meredith Ainbinder Rachel M. Brown James DiTullio Susan H. Alexander Ellen A. Bruce Anthony M. Doniger Melissa C. Allison Caroline H. Bullerjahn Alison Douglass Scott Altonian Kathleen Burgener Hilary B. Dudley Brooks A. Ames 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 12 Lauren E. Dwyer Nancy T. Hegarty Anna Kuznetsova-Schafer Lydia M. Edwards James C. Heigham Alan J. Langton, II MJ Edwards Alexander G. Henlin Linda B. Lank Andrea & Jared Eigerman Catherine E. C. & John H. Kate Lee John C. Elstad Henn Richard D. Leggat Lawrence S. Elswit Vickie L. Henry & Claire E. Breton Leone-Quick Benjamin D. Enerson Humphrey Amy M. Ling Walead Esmail Jaime Hertel Elizabeth Lintz & John Timothy Famulare Jillian Hirsch Kramer Steven L. Feldman & Hedda John Hitt Natasha C. Lisman Rublin Dianne Hobbs Charles & Delores Locher Rich Fields Matt Holian Cecelia Lockner Susan Marie Finegan Brad & Jane Honoroff Werner A. Lohe Mark Finsterwald Elizabeth A. Houlding Amy R. Lonergan Michael Fleming Christopher E. Houston Catherine Lucas Albert M. Fortier Sheryl A. Howard Jennifer B. Luz Doris Fournier Joyce Hsieh Jeremiah Lynch Dianne L. Frade Katherine Huang Mary H. Macedo Joshua Gallitano Debra T. Huang Nicholas H. Madden S. Zelda & Elkan Gamzu Jennifer E. Inker Scott R. Magee Frederique Garnier Matt Iverson Sean P. Mahoney Jennifer M. Gay Smith Stephanie Ives Jason C. Mang Jonathan M. Gelchinsky Nancy A. Johnsen Ian R. Marinoff Ara Gershengorn Winston K. Jones Tina Marisam Lee G. Giguere Kari Jorgenson Haima Varadan Marlier Garrett Gillespie Rick Kaitz Paulo Marnoto Bob Gilman Jodi Kalagher Carol Martens John M. Golden Vasiliki Kalaitzidis Christie Lombard Martin Angela Gomes Caroline Kane Elizabeth E. Mathiesen Alexandra M. Gorman Peter J. Karol Jonathan Mathiesen Marshal S. Grant Jeffrey Katz Jarrod Matteson Richard Griffin T. Kavanaugh Matthew J. Matule Sara R. Gutierrez Dennis J. Kelly Amy McDonald Mark A. Haddad Richard Kerr Essence R. McGill Michael Hamlin Adam Kessel John McGrail Matthew Hanaghan Jennifer King James McGrane Jonathan I. Handler Patrick King & Sandra L. Sean P. McKay Donna Stoehr Hanlon Moody Thomas & Kimberly Janna Hansen Chris & Lisa Kirby McNulty Seth & Rachel Harrington Karl E. Klare Dana McSherry Meghan Hart Erin Klein Matthew V. McTygue Taylor Hart Carisa A. Klemeyer Phyllis Fine Menken Leanne Hartmann Peter Kochansky Joshua S. Miller Kevin Hartzell Neil M. Kulick & Claire Kathleen K. Miller Mary Haskell Laporte Machua Millett Meredith Haviland Lawrence Kulig Neal E. Minahan 13 www.gbls.org Jay Mitchell Elizabeth A. Ritvo Robert Toone David Mollo-Christensen Valarie B. Rosen Steven J. Torres Tom Montgomery Laurie F. Rubin Elizabeth Toulan Andrew Moosmann Ronald W. Ruth Bruce I. Tribush Elizabeth Mulcahy Jennifer M. Ryan Brian Trinque Sarah Mullen Krista B. Ryan Thomas J. Tuytschaevers Katherine A.K. Mumma Kenneth W. Salinger Benjamin B. Tymann Siobhan Murphy Christine Santariga Nik Uhlir Mary B. Murrane Eliza M. Scheibel Jane F. Urban Jean A. Musiker Karyn Faith Scheier Nicole Valtz Jennifer Neilsson Richard S. Scipione John R. Van Amsterdam Cara J. Nelson Kimberly Seluga James H. Velema Matt Nevins Daina Selvig Anna Marie Ventura Kevin K. Nolan David L. & Jane B. Shapiro Gabrielle Viator Patrick Noonan Carol Shea Hannah Waldron Andrew T. O'Connor Kim Shellenberger & Victoria L. Walton Sheila O'Leary Richard Balaban Jason Webster Kavita Padiyar Laura S. Sherman McKenzie Webster Nicole A. Palmer David L. Silvian Katherine Weir Lila A. Palmer Joseph W. Singer Herbert M. & Eleanore Roger Pao Adam L. Sisitsky Weiss Faith Park Shaun Skeya Sarah E. Whitman Nicole D. Park Ericka Snyder Neal & Clea Winneg Marc Parsons Ednauria D. Souza Caroline Woodward Anita Patel Alison Spillane Melissa Wright Colleen & Brian Patten Lawrence T. Stanley, Jr. Chi Chi Wu & Andrew Mark Pearlstein Matthew M.K. Stein Leong Christopher S. Pearsall John Stephan (In honor of Sara Yevics Ellen Causey Peckham Robert Richards) Jeremy A. Younkin Bianca Keyfetz Peskin Jennifer L. Stewart Michael Zarren Shirin Philipp & John M. Nathaniel C. Stinnett Madelyn Zeylikman Higgins Mimi Ellis Storey Heather & John Zuzenak Stephanie M. Poggi Steve & Joan Subrin David Zwick Jason P. Pogorelec Jennifer Sulla Karla Portocarrero Jennifer Sullivan $100-$249 Addy Press Timothy W. Sullivan Brian R. Price, II Shreevani Suvarna Susan Abbott Jeffrey J. Pyle Kuangshin Tai William F. & Claire Abely Letao Qin Janet Taylor Robert Abrahamsen Barbara W. & Yale Rabin Erica Tennyson Steven Abreu Sarah Ragland Sarah Theall Lemke James S. Ackerman Christian Regnier James E. Thomas Peter M. Acton, Jr. & Christopher Rhodes Mohan P. Thomas Rebecca W. Acton G. Shaun Richardson Craig C. Todaro & Allison Samuel Adams Jenny Richlin Staton Christopher Addesa Julie C. Rising Keith Toms Anthony V. Agudelo Ani Ajemion 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 14 Michael A. Albert Matthew Bloomer Ronald W. Crawley Luke J. Albrecht Leslie I. Boden Robert A. Creamer Sandy Alexander Rebecca R. Bodfish Margaret B. & Charles E. Natasha Aljalian Max Bodoin Crockett Richard C. Allen William L. Boesch Anonymous Michael L. Altman Krietta Bowens Judith Crosby Lourdes Alvarez Anita M. Bowles Brian M. Cullen Paige Ammons Patrick F. Brady Patrick Curran Anonymous (89) Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer Kevin B. Currid & Jennifer Michael S. Appel Rachel Brodin Perrigo Luz A. Arevalo Candace Brown David D'Addio Maria G. Arlotto Scott Brown Andrew C. Daly Joseph Arthur Tracy E. Brown Maria E. Damico Lisa C. Ashton Stephanie A. Bruce Dennis N. D'Angelo Gina M. Atwood Robert G. Burdick Nithya Das Amy Auth Kenneth E. Burdon Elizabeth S. Davenny Elba Aviles Daniel E. Callahan Alex Davidson Janet Axelrod & Tim Plenk Andrew J. Camelio Rhoda M. Davidson Paul R. Bagley Patricia Cantor Susan P. Davies Sandy Bailey Jennifer Capasso Sharleen Joy Davis Victor N. Baltera Jennifer L. Carpenter Emily Dean Douglas R. Banghart Chad M. Carr Paul W. Decker Eleanor F. Baria Cameron & Michael Casey Marie E. Delrossi Mark A. Barnett Carol M. Cerf Anthony DeProspo, Jr. David Baron Erica Chien James DeVellis Steven D. Barrett Francis Chin Judith E. Diamond Jeffrey S. Barry David D. Christensen Samiyah Diaz Bethany Bartlett Jeffrey & Elizabeth Derek Domian Brian R. Bassett Christoforetti Robert V. Donahoe Benjamin Sternfield Baum Barbara H. Chuang Marc B. & Lisa Dorfman Katharine Coughlin Beattie Christopher Clark Michael J. Douglas Michael Beauvais Courtney A. Clark James R. Drabick Sonia Bednarowski Kim M. Clarke Jason L. Drori Meredeth A. Beers Nicole Clement Sonya Dunne Jennifer Behr Susan Cohen & Michael Christopher Edwards Carrie & Brian Bellerby Klein Nathan Edwards Teresa A. Belmonte Eben P. Colby Gabriella Kaplan Eisner Christina Benson J. Fraser Collin David A. Elchoness & Gerald A. Berlin Juan Alexander Concepcion Evelyn M. Bonn Seth P. Berman Theodore Connolly Jonathan Elder William J. Bernat Christopher R. Conroy Matthew Elliott Brian A. Berube Emily J. Cooper Peter B. Ellis Ann & Donald Berwick Martin S. Cooper Lana B. Epstein Brandon L. Bigelow Robert K. Crabtree Briana Erickson Thomas P. Bloch Roy Cramer Kenneth W. Erickson Robert M. Bloom Laura Stock Craven Craig Estes 15 www.gbls.org Jonathan Evan Claudia Gilman Eisenbaum Stephen Hayden Matthew Fagan & Harry Eisenbaum Regina Healy James Ryan Fagan Daniel J. Givelber Steven A. Heikin Richard H. Fallon Anonymous Mary Kate Heller Jay Fanciullo Michael L. Glenn & Susan Andy Henderson Kara Fay B. Jhirad Bret Hendrickson Cara Feldberg Richard A. Glickstein Rushna T. Heneghan Pat Fernandez David Glynn Steven J. Henry Anonymous Joshua M. Gold Marc Heon Dahlia Fetouh Jenna Goldenberg Sharon Rackow Herrick Lorne M. Fienberg David Goldman Philip & Ann Heymann Jennifer Wright Fischesser Michael Goldman Matthew R. Hillery Robert A. Fisher Susan & Michael Goldman Michael Hines Kathleen Fitzgerald John J. Goldrosen Guenter Hiort Brian M. Flaherty Lynn D. Goldsmith & Emily Hodge Janet B. Fogel Richard L. Alfred Kay Hideko Hodge Patrick M. Folan Nathan Goldstein Yalonda T. Howze Jeffrey S. Follett Michelle Gonnam Gerald Hrycyszyn Gina A. Fonte Lisa C. Goodheart Mary Beth Hubner Mark A. Ford Andrew H. Goodman Shayne Huff Suzanne Foster Stacey Gordon Ralph W. Hughes Constance B. Franklin Patricia Granahan Christine D. Husson Elizabeth Freeman Jordan Grant Sam Hwang Peter Friedenberg Jessica Gray Raymond & Elsa Janairo Susan Friery Jessica Green Jennifer Janeira Samuel Furgang Veronica A. Greenbaum Daniel Janis Eric Fuselier Joshua Greenberg & Kate Miriam E. Jencks Anne Gaeta Dulit Emily Jennings Joshua W. Gardner George L. Greenfield Joanna B. Jerison Michael Garko Ellen J. Grossman Giselle Joffre Edward R. Gates Hemanth C. Gundavaram Peter G. Johannsen Matthew Gaughan Diane Gunn Anne E. Johnson Jeffrey Gaulin Rachel Gurvich Gordon M. Jones, III Lisa Gaulin Valerie Gwinn Myong J. Joun Alexander Gavis Robert Hadfield Robert P. Joy Jack Gearan Hope Haff Diane S. Juliar Gina Gebhart Rebecca L. Haffajee Yong-Nam Jun Alan S. Geismer Dan Haley Christopher B. Kaczmarek Fred W. Geldon Jesse D. Hallee James C. Kaddaras Rebecca Sue Gelman Esther Hanig Adam P. Kahn Christine Genaitis David C. Harlow Matthew N. Kane Jennifer Geosits Jane Harper Daniel & Priscilla Lourdes German Heather W. Harrington Karnovsky Gregory Gerstenzang Richard M. Harter Rudolph & Helen Kass Vanessa & Jeffrey Gilbreth James Hassett Georgia Katsoulomitis Edgar Hatrick Gregg Katz 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 16 Andrew L. Kaufman Lisa LoGerfo James W. Meyer (In honor Nancy Keating Anne Marie Longobucco of Brian Flynn & Sarah Eric Keller Julie Lovas Anderson) Nicholas M. Kelley Lyn M. Lustig Francesca L. Miceli Maria Kelly Robert Lyons Mark C. Michalowski Nancy Kelly Marianne MacDonald Frank I. Michelman Jared T. Kelly Benjamin & Lindsay Mack Jakub Michna Sarah P. Kelly Jennifer J. Madden Barbara Mitchell Dara Kesselheim Timothy H. Madden Elizabeth Mitchell Brian Kickham Michelle Maloney Matthew Mitchell Peter J. Kirk Lisa M. Maloof Joan Mitrou Christopher J. Kiyan Gail Mann & Steve Jerold Mogul Matthew Kleiman Klionsky Jessica Mols Amy M. Kloempken Darah Manning William Monnin-Browder William A. Knowlton Lauree Mansour Susan & Robert Jeffrey Kopacz Jennifer L. Markowski Montgomery John B. Koss Raj Marphatia Peter Moores Kenneth F. Kozik Noreen A. Martin Michael C. Moran Katrina Kropa David P. Mason Patricia Moran Jason Kropp Sean Masterson Jeannie M. Morello Dana Krueger Lara Mataac Sherry Yee Mulloy Cori & Stephen Lable Nicholas Mathewson Elizabeth Brady Murillo Marshall L. & Lane Lambert Wataru Matsuyasu Timothy Murphy (In honor of Gabriel Rebecca Plaut Mautner (In John Nagle Thorton) honor of Anna-Marie Alisha Q. Nanda Guy P. Land Tabor & Quentin Palfrey) Timothy F. Nelson Lori & Eric Lander Scott & Susan Mazur Elisa Nethercott Elizabeth Larcano Mary A. McCarthy Christine M. Netski Vern Larkin Ann McCauley Leslie Newman Jermaine Lawrence Laura McCollum Aurelien T. Ngonga Matthew J. Leary Paul McDermott William S. Noble David H. Lee Brent McDonald Elizabeth M. Norman Brian & Jennifer Lerman Robert M. McGill Melissa Nott Davis Andrew Lese Thomas J. McGinnis Alicia M. Novak Benjamin Letzler Benjamin McGovern Emily J. Novick Sarah A. Levendusky Bonnie & Josh McGuire Justin O'Brien Andrew R. Levin Katherine S. McHugh Susan K. O'Connell William A. Levine James M. McKenzie Erin A. O'Dea Matthew Levitt Terrence J. McLarney Anonymous Melissa G. Liazos Lawrence J. McNally James T. Olesen Stanley Lieberson Stephen R. McNaught Karen M. O'Malley Joan & Ramsey Liem Kevin M. Meagher John G. O'Neill John F. Linares Pamela J. Meister Allison R. O'Neill Sally B. Linden Thomas A. Mela Ellen Oppler Natalie Linendoll Gayle M. Merling Daniel J. Ossoff Helen C. Lockhart Justin & Maggie O'Sullivan 17 www.gbls.org Timothy J. Oyer Allan G. Rodgers John M. Skenyon Melissa Paddock Alan J. Rom Megan Smiley Young Paik Regina E. Roman Marcy Smirnoff Shirley Sperling Paley Melissa L. Roth Jennifer Sacco Smith Danielle M. Panetta Sarah A. Rothermel Emily M. Smith Michelle D. Paterniti Emma Rothfeld Neil T. Smith Poonam Patidar James V. Rowan Jean Chapin Smith Adrienne M. Penta Andrew Royce Alex Smolenski Dwight & Julie Perkins John R. Russell David Sobol Edward F. Perlman Maimoona Sahi Judy Somberg Nancy E. Phillips Justin Saif Laura Sorafine Dianne Phillips Teresa Sakash Mark Spiegel Jenna Phipps Charles H. Sanders Marianne Staniunas Nina L. Pickering Shiva Sandill Robert S. Steinberg Marianna C. Pierce Jay Sandvos Henry J. Steiner Nicholas W. Pilchak William J. Santoro Jeffrey S. Stern Jason Pinney Nisha Sardella Christina K. Stock Scott D. Pomfret Bonnie Sashin Jessica Stokes Michael Pomianek Kristen Scammon Andrew P. Strehle Allyson Portney Katherine Schmeckpeper Peter Sturges T. Peter R. & Kerry E. F. Stacey N. Schmidt Sundar Subramanyam Pound Elizabeth L. Schnairsohn Gail A. Sullivan* Robyn Powell Lawrence A. Schneider Kevin Sullivan Lonnie Powers Sheldon & Ellen Schwartz Jennifer Frauson Sullivan Jerome Preston Terry Phillip Segal Johanna Wise Sullivan Amy Pugliano Philip Segaloff Maura D. Sullivan & Steven Michael S. Rabieh Ilene Seidman Cagnetta Ido Rabinovitch Robert Seigal Jeffrey Swope Joan Rachlin & Seymour Michelle Seligson Anna-Marie Tabor Small Marshall D. Senterfitt Ai Tajima Michael Rader Jessica & Michael Sergi Yixin Tang Cathie S. Ragovin Paras N. Shah Emily E. Taylor Shahzia M. Rahman David M. Shamberger Mark F. Taylor Phil Rakhunov Noah C. Shaw Joseph Teja, Jr. Gershon M. Ratner Lauren Shebairo (In memory James L. Terry Kate Isley Rausch of Rosa Sassoon) Eunha Thayer Stephen Rebelo Robin Sheedy Bunker Barbara M. Theberge Joel M. Reck Jan Shepard Elizabeth Thomas Srikanth Reddy Larry & Irina Shumway Phi Lan Tinsley Thomas Reith Gregory Sieczkiewicz Matthew Tisdale Meghan Rhatigan Stanley & Maureen Siegel Andrea Young Toulouse Sean J. Riley Michael T. Siekman Jennifer Tracy Elba Rivera Robert S. Silberman & Laurence H. Tribe Joseph C. Robbins Nancy A. Netzer Mary Tufano David P. Rockwell Leonard M. Singer Timothy & Desiree Thomas A. Rockwell Jonathan Sirois Twardowski 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 18 Judith R. Ullman Sean P. Waters Michael W. Wiggins Colin Van Dyke Jason L. Watkins Steven R. Willis Michael D. Vhay Kristy Watkins John Willshire Carrera Suzanne C. Villee Mitch Webber Nancy R. Wilsker Ariatna Villegas-Vazquez Jason Weida Ben Wilson Benjamin Volinski Joseph J. Weinstein Ernest & Roswitha Winsor Elizabeth W. Vorenberg Jordi Weinstock Neal A. Winston Amrish V. Wadhera Amiel Weinstock Thomas & Suzanne Wintner Sarah Waelchli Adam Weisberger John G. Wofford Robert H. Walat Michael Weissmann Tina Wu Tricia Wall Mundy Richard & Sally Weitzen Kevin Wythe Ellen Wallace Chris Westberg Robert G. Young Albert W. Wallis & Karen Scott B. Weston Emily Yu Smith Emily R. Whelan Lynne Zagami Keith Walsh Sarah Whipple Geraldine M. Zipser William E. Walt James F. Whipple Ellen Ziskind Carla C. Ward Paul E. White Andrew Zoltan Columbia J. Warren Christine J. Wichers Lynn M. Zuchowski Taylor Washburn David Wiener * Indicates donation to one of the endowment funds Boldface type indicates that in addition to their annual gift to the general operating fund, the donor contributed to the Emergency Bridge Fund. This fund was established to reduce the impact on client services due to the drastic reduction in IOLTA funding. While we made every effort to include all donors in this report, if we have inadvertently omitted any donor, please accept our apologies and contact our office for record correction. 19 www.gbls.org PARTNERS COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOUNDATION & CORPORATE PARTNERS Boston University Law School Chelsea/Revere/Winthrop Home Care Center, Anonymous (2) Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of City of Boston Massachusetts Commission on Affairs of the Elderly Boston Bar Foundation Department of Neighborhood Development The Boston Foundation Office of Jobs and Community Services Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall City of Cambridge Charitable Fund Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citizens Bank Foundation Department of Public Health Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust Executive Office of Public Safety Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance Charles H. Farnsworth Charitable Trust Corporation for National and Community The Fish Family Foundation Service−AmeriCorps The Foley Hoag Foundation Equal Justice America Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Equal Justice Works Jane’s Trust Harvard Law School K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Defense) Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders Lawrence Model Lodging Houses Trust HomeStart Massachusetts Bar Foundation Lutheran Social Services of New England Phyllis McGillicuddy Charitable Trust Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation George H. and Jane A. Mifflin Memorial Fund Minuteman Senior Services Millipore Foundation Mystic Valley Elder Services New Prospect Foundation Project Hope−Transition to Work Collaborative 9 to 5 Multi-State Consortium Somerville Cambridge Elder Services Oak Foundation Somerville Homeless Coalition Albert E. Pillsbury Trust South Shore Elder Services Fannie B. Pratt Trust United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Rock Foundation Merrimack Valley Racial Justice Collaborative of New England U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Sailors' Snug Harbor of Boston Development State Street Foundation U.S. Department of Justice United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Torture, High Commissioner for Human Revenue Service Rights EASTERN REGION PARTNERS Community Legal Services and Counseling Center Legal Advocacy & Resource Center MetroWest Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 20 THE GBLS LEGACY SOCIETY Members of the GBLS Legacy Society make a lasting commitment to legal services by including GBLS in their wills or other planned giving vehicles. John G. Brooks David W. Rosenberg John J. Carroll Robert A. & Sloan K. Sable Philip K. Hamilton Richard W. Southgate Richard A. Marks Toni G. Wolfman Joseph E. Mullaney Stephen S. Young Stephen H. Oleskey For more information on how to become a member of the GBLS Legacy Society, please contact your attorney, financial advisor, or Anna Marie Ventura at GBLS (617-603-1565). Credit: Laura Westerling “Rosa” was a teenage trafficking victim whom U.S. Immigration authorities sought to remove to her home country. GBLS and a private law firm partnered to save her from removal, and with their help Rosa received a “green card”. 21 www.gbls.org BOARD AND CORPORATION MEMBERS Board Members Robbie Adjei Robert Leveille Isaac Bantu Laurie Leyshon Steven Bauer Kenneth Luke Timothy Blank Alex MacDonald Bernard Bonn Elaine Marin John Bowman Richard Marks Joel Brickman Kim Marrkand Shaquella Butler Andrew McElaney John Carroll Howard Medwed Myrnairis Cepeda Shams Mirza Joanne Daniels-Finegold Samuel Moskowitz Lou Ann David Edward Naughton Ronald Davids Jody Newman Thomas DeSimone Kevin O'Flaherty Thomas DesRosier Patrick O'Toole Rita Dixon Salea Perry John Donohue David Phelan Kundanika Doshi Carmen Pola Sonya Dunne Alan Rom David Eastmond David Rosenberg Michael Elefante David Rozenson Donna Evans Jeffrey Rudin John Felter Jeffrey Scalzi Marc Gary Laura Schneider Louis Goodman Vivian Smith Dorothea Guild Queen Smith Philip Hamilton Craig Smith Jonathan Handler James Sokolove Ellen Harrington Franklin Stearns Catherine Harris Jeffrey Stoler Susan Hartnett Ilene Sunshine Mark Harty Melissa Tearney Regina Healy Joseph Teh Lawrence Heffernan Arthur Telegen Geoffrey Howell Richard Toomey Julia Huston Magalis Troncoso Ronica Jackson Andrew Troop Ronda Jackson Marian Tse Sandra Johnson Donald Vaughan Mitchell Kaplan Kathleen Verna Veronica Kimbro John Ward Jacques Kitembo Steven Wilcox Joseph Kociubes Stephen Young Kenneth Luke Daryl Lapp Danford Larkin Donald Leka 2008 ANNUAL REPORT 22 Corporation Members Benjamin Albert Robert Nagle Stephen Oleskey Dominic Avellani Jacob Pizer Richard Bluestein David Rosenberg Bernard Bonn David Rozenson Beverly Boorstein Mary Ryan John Bowen Saul Schapiro John Bowman Adam Sisitsky John Brooks Robert Smith Gregory Bulger Richard Southgate John Cogan Robert Spangenberg Andrew Culbert Gary Spiess Jonathan Davis Paul Sugarman Lee Dunham Jeffrey Swope Thomas Dwyer May Takayanagi Michael Elefante Arthur Telegen Pam Feingold Jerome Tichner Steven Fischman William Tyler Linda Gavin Sara Walker Deirdre Giblin John Wofford Marvin Gilmore Toni Wolfman Lena Goldberg Stephen Young Katherine Haffner Albert Zabin Susan Hartnett William Haynsworth Regina Healy Daniel Heffernan Rushna Heneghan Kay Hideko Hodge Julia Huston Gordon Jones Bernardine Joslin George Kidder Megan Kopman Hope Kumar Lori Lander Paul Lee Donald Leka William Looney Richard Marks Susan Maze-Rothstein Katherine McHugh William McNally J. 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