Maura Healey soon to get a new attorney thanks to nonprofit

The Public Rights Project, a nonprofit civil rights organization, is providing Attorney General Maura Healey’s office with another full-time attorney to fill a gap caused by rollbacks on certain regulations.

The Public Rights Project is an organization dedicated to providing state and local prosecutors with the resources necessary to proactively enforce their residents’ legal rights. The legal associate will work on issues including public health, consumer fraud, environmental justice, wage theft and prejudiced practices against immigrants, women, communities of color and low-income residents, according to a press release from the organization.

The Public Rights Project will also house a legal fellow in the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, according to the press release. The attorneys have yet to be chosen for these positions.

Joanna Pearl, the legal director for The Public Rights Project, told The Daily Free Press that Healey has been instrumental in backing Massachusetts residents and becoming a great advocate for them.


Read full article via The Daily Free Press. Originally published on March 21, 2018.