Well, this is exciting! A letter from the clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, confirming that I “may now proceed in civil matters without compensation under Rule 3:03.” How nice! Of course, pretty much any law student who has has “successfully completed or is enrolled in a course for credit in evidence or trial practice” can get Rule 3:03 certification. Still, I can’t help but be encouraged. 🙂
I emailed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, urging him to take steps toward police accountability and transparency. You can read the email here.
On a related note, you can read about the ACLU of Massachusetts’ recent report Black, Brown and Targeted, sign the ACLU’s petition for residents of Boston here (and if you’re outside of Boston, here), and check out the Facebook page for the Boston Coalition for Police Accountability. I went to the first meeting for the BCPA several weeks ago. Hopefully, after this academic quarter winds up, I can devote a bit more time to that. Very exciting stuff going on in Boston!