ADL-New England The ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL’s New England Regional Office serves Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Greater Boston Legal Services GBLS represents individuals and families, assisting with individual client needs as well as systemic problems. We also represent community groups and provide community legal education. We give advice and represent people in court, before agencies, and before city councils and the state legislature. GBLS traces its roots to 1900 with the founding of the Boston Legal Aid Society. GBLS was formed in 1976 by the union of the Boston Legal Aid Society and the Boston Legal Assistance Project. In 1996 we merged with Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services. Today, GBLS is New England ‘s largest legal services organization.
Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Justice Center As one of its many programs, Suffolk University Law School students in the Juvenile Defender Clinic represent children charged with delinquency offenses in Juvenile Court. Clinic students will handle all aspects of delinquency cases from arraignment through trial. Students may also represent clients in related proceedings, such as probation revocation hearings, CHINS cases, and administrative proceedings with the Department of Youth Services or the Department of Children and Families.
The Innocence Project The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. As a clinic, law students handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff. Most of our clients are poor, forgotten, and have used up all legal avenues for relief. The hope they all have is that biological evidence from their cases still exists and can be subjected to DNA testing. All Innocence Project clients go through an extensive screening process to determine whether or not DNA testing of evidence could prove their claims of innocence. Thousands currently await our evaluation of their cases.