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Gary Gill-Austern recognized by ACE and MEJAN for his pro bono service

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03.26.2014

Gary Gill-Austern, a member of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use practice groups, was recognized by Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) and the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Network (MEJAN) for his pro bono service at the 20th Anniversary MEJAN Breakfast on March 26. Gary was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for being a vital asset to the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Assistance Network (MEJAN) community and for working to eradicate environmental racism and classism in Massachusetts.

MEJAN was founded as a joint project of ACE and the Boston Bar Association and provides pro bono professional assistance on environmental issues to traditionally underrepresented communities such as lower-income communities and communities of color by harnessing the resources of the legal community, environmental and public health professionals, nonprofit organizations and Massachusetts’ colleges and universities. MEJAN also promotes the empowerment of partner communities by facilitating their participation in decisions affecting their health, safety, environment, culture and quality of life and accomplishes these objectives by acting as a clearinghouse to match community groups in need of assistance with the professional services of lawyers, scientists and consultants.

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