LACCM

AcronymDefinition
LACCMLegal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
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The finding that physicians' practices are able to identify families eligible for free or reduced-fee legal services formed the basis of a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program grant proposal, which has supported the establishment of Family Advocates of Central Massachusetts, a medical-legal partnership between the LACCM and five primary care practices (three pediatric, two family practice) in central Massachusetts, Dr.
The finding that pediatric practices are able to identify families eligible for free or reduced-fee legal services formed the basis of a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program grant proposal, which has supported the establishment of Family Advocates of Central Massachusetts, a medical-legal partnership between the LACCM and five primary care practices (three pediatric, two family practice) in central Massachusetts, Dr.
Patti Prunhuber, litigation director for LACCM, said the consent order, signed on Oct.
LACCM employed five paralegals and seven administrative/support staff in fiscal year 2008.
LACCM has also implemented a salary freeze, asked employees to take unpaid furlough days, opted to close its main office at 405 Main St.
In calendar year 2008, LACCM, which specializes in housing issues, family law and public benefits, opened 3,500 new cases, according to Mr.
While members of the Worcester County Bar Association have traditionally assisted LACCM by doing pro bono work and serving on its board of directors, this is the first time they have been asked to provide the agency financial support.
It affects access to jobs, education, transportation and safe communities," said LACCM Executive Director Jonathan L.
LACCM and MFHC divide their efforts between educating landlords and tenants about fair housing laws and investigating complaints.
LACCM also conducts such "paired tests" using trained volunteers, who earn a small stipend.
Housing and Urban Development Department awarded to LACCM in October requires the agency to do at least 50 paired tests in Worcester County this year.