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Jacquelyne Bowman, '79 Joins Boston Bar Council

Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Congrats to Jacquelynne Bowman, '79 on her appointment to the Boston Bar Association Council!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:    Linda Lank, Greater Boston Legal Services Communications Director, 617-603-1606; Gabrielle Guarracino, Boston Bar Association Communications Assistant, 617-778-1944 

Jacquelynne Bowman Elected to Serve as a Member of the Boston Bar Association Council

BOSTON, MA (August 15, 2014)— The Boston Bar Association has announced that Jacquelynne Bowman will serve as a member of the Association’s governing Council for the 2014-2015 program year.  She will assume this position on September 1, 2014.

Jacquelynne Bowman is the Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services, the primary provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.  Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, Ms. Bowman was the Deputy Director of GBLS and was formerly the Managing Attorney of its Family Law Unit.  She also spent time at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute where she was the staff attorney for Juvenile and Family Law.  Prior to arriving in Massachusetts, Ms. Bowman worked as an attorney in Tennessee and was a George Edmund Haynes Fellow at the National Urban League in New York.  Ms. Bowman is a member of the BBA’s Delivery of Legal Services Section Steering Committee and is active in the MBA and the ABA.  She is an appointed Commissioner of the SJC’s Access to Justice Commission and is a Member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense.  Ms. Bowman is also a frequent trainer on law practice management, family law, and child welfare topics.  She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Advocates for Children and is a former member of the board of Jane Doe, Inc.

Ms. Bowman is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Antioch University School of Law. 

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About Greater Boston Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) plays an indispensable role in the lives of people in need in the Boston area by providing high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.  GBLS helps its clients navigate the complex maze of laws and regulations, enabling them to get the help they need when there is no other way to resolve their problems.  GBLS annually provides legal assistance to more than 15,000 families or individuals who live at or below 125% of the federal poverty standard.  Sixty-eight percent of its clients are women, and seventy-seven percent are minorities.  GBLS assists victims of domestic violence, homeless families, elders, people with disabilities, homeowners facing foreclosure, tenants in no-fault evictions because their building has been foreclosed, low-wage workers, families with no source of income, and immigrants facing persecution.  GBLS also provides legal counsel to scores of community-based groups and organizations to bring about positive systemic change.  For more information, visit www.gbls.org.

 About the Boston Bar Association

 The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 11,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. The Council serves as the governing body of the Association. It sets Association policy, makes major financial decisions, and provides crucial oversight on behalf of its members. Members of the Council support the Association’s mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large.  For more information, visit http://www.bostonbar.org/


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