In-Person Program

MLRI: Tenants Rights in Massachusetts

Tuesday, 2/6/2018, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
6 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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This training is for community and lay advocates, mediators, housing and legal advocates, and others interested in having a better understanding of tenants’ rights in Massachusetts. The training focuses on tenants rights before moving in, security deposit and last month rent issues, dealing with utilities both before and during a tenancy, getting repairs made, and defending against an eviction. While the eviction process part of the program applies to all tenants, the training focuses primarily on rights of tenant in private housing. Materials include a copy of the new, 2017 edition of Legal Tactics: Tenants Rights in Massachusetts.

9:30 – 10:15
Before You Move In & Tenant Screening
10:15 – 10:45
Security Deposits & Last Month’s Rent
10:45 – 11:00
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:30
Understanding Rent
11:30 – 12:15
Utility Protections & Terminations
12:15 – 1:15
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 2:00
Getting Repairs Made
2:00 – 3:25
3:25 – 3:30
Close Out & Evaluations
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Jennifer Bosco, Esq., National Consumer Law Center Inc (NCLC), Boston
Julia E. Devanthery, Esq., Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, Jamaica Plain
Annette R. Duke, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
Maureen E. McDonagh, Esq., Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, Jamaica Plain
Lauren Song, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Patricia Whiting, Esq., Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Cambridge


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