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Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords

 A major push is being made nationwide for a “right to counsel” for indigent tenants – in other words, free lawyers for poor tenants – along with a nationwide push for more taxpayer-funded “affordable housing.” These two government programs … Read More “Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords”

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What is IOLTA?

The hidden tax system that funds legal services

On a typical day, more than $5 billion sits in trust accounts opened by lawyers for their clients’ funds (for example, down payments on home purchases being held “in escrow”). That gigantic … Read More “What is IOLTA?”

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U.S. Supreme Court says ’no’ to IOLTA

A major victory.

In a major victory that could undercut funding for free lawyers for tenants, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the interest collected by attorneys on escrow accounts (called “IOLTA”) belongs to the attorneys’ clients, not … Read More “U.S. Supreme Court says ’no’ to IOLTA”

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Boston’s United Way gave $583,479 to Greater Boston Legal Services.

United Way gave $583,749 in 1997 to Greater Boston Legal Services

“Real estate industry” tops United Way donor list

Greater Boston Legal Services got $583,749 from the Boston area United Way in fiscal 1997, according to regional United Way’s annual … Read More “Boston’s United Way gave $583,479 to Greater Boston Legal Services.”

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