Monday, March 13, 2006

walk on the hill

Last week, my firm participated in the Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. Over 400 attorneys in private practice crowded into the State House to march on the Capital for a $4.5 million increase in funding for legal aid in Boston. We received the names of our Senator and Representative, based on our constituency, as well as talking points to share with the Senators and Representatives.

After a brief talk from some of the legal aid organizations that the increased funds would benefit, all the attorneys split up to visit their respective parties.

It was short, and sweet, and in less than three hours I'd visited my Senator and Representative, spoken to each about increasing funding for worthy groups, had lunch and was back at the office.

It was a beautiful almost-Spring day, and it is always nice to see colleagues outside of the office. They let their guards down, become more personable and friendly. And of course, it is always nice to do something for others.

Perfect for the soul. It was a great opportunity to bring Camille along to practice taking some pictures of the event and the other attorneys from my firm that came along.

8 comments:

Ninotchka said...

How nice. It's always so good to get out of the office. Especially on a beautiful day.

Suzanne said...

It's so encouraging to hear about this! Especially since it wasn't just marching but also meeting with the people who make the decisions. I hope it works!

Phantom Scribbler said...

What a great thing to do. Hooray for Halloweenlover and the other participating attorneys!

Anne Glamore said...

The weather looked nice. I hope it stays that way-- my husband and boys are coming up there for a long weekend to see his brother while I'm in AFRICA and I heard it was turning COLD!!

jo(e) said...

I love the last photo especially.

Jill said...

I admire you for advocating for more legal aid funding. What a good cause! I hope that your Walk to the Hill will have fruitful results.

Jessica said...

Love the pictures, HL! And it absolutely sounds wonderful of you all.

I'm seeing Phantom when I come to Boston in May - hope you are available, too!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'm here via amygeekgrrl's blog, since you mentioned Boston, and I moved from the area a couple years ago and still have such a spot in my heart for it. I adore the photos~ What is the organic food delivery service there? I want to tell a friend of mine..