Nutter Attorneys Participate in Equal Justice Coalition’s 2017 Walk to the HillPrint PDF
On January 26, 2017, approximately twenty Nutter attorneys participated in the 18th annual Walk to the Hill to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents. Associate Nick Stabile served as a co-captain this year, leading Nutter lawyers on one of the largest lobbying days at the Massachusetts State House. Nutter has supported the Walk to the Hill since its inception.
Below, Nutter attorneys share insights about why they walked and the importance of civil legal aid being available in Massachusetts.
Q: What brings you back to participate in the event year after year?
Mary Ryan (partner in the Litigation Department): State funding for civil legal aid is critical and I am proud to be part of how Nutter and the legal community come together to do our part to support this essential funding source – there is strength in numbers!
Q: What was your experience of participating in the 2017 Walk to the Hill?
Nick Stabile (associate in the Trusts and Estates Department): The Walk provides a great social/professional forum to reconnect with former classmates and professional contacts in your field, as well as to have a chance to meet your elected representatives. It's also a very inspiring event, and the way that so many people can mobilize to support a cause is really remarkable.
Q: Does Walk to the Hill have an impact on Boston’s legal community?
Stabile: In addition to the specific benefits the Walk provides for legal aid organizations, it's an amazing forum for lawyers practicing in Boston (and beyond!) to come together as one and show their support for programs and institutions that are a cornerstone of the legal profession. Even though different parts of Boston and different towns across Massachusetts will benefit from legal aid in different ways, the Walk is a strong way for attorneys to deliver a message and affirm their commitment to equal justice.