Azizah Yasin ('97) elected to CLSACC board of directors


CLSACC Press Release


Community Legal Services And Counseling Center (CLSACC)

One West Street

Cambridge, MA  02139


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Community Legal Services And Counseling Center Elects New Board of Directors


Community Legal Services And Counseling Center (CLSACC) a non-profit agency in Cambridge providing legal assistance and mental health counseling to low-income individuals, has elected new officers and directors.  April English, an Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection/Antitrust Division of the Office of the Attorney General, has been named President; Anne Marie Cook, a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Vice President; Mark Smith, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Corporate Group and a member of its Leveraged Finance Practice, Treasurer; and Azizah Yasin, a solo practitioner at Yasin Law Office in Boston, Clerk. Judith McMorrow, a professor at Boston College Law School will rejoin the board after a leave of absence.


"I am thrilled to have April English serving as President of the Board this year", said Barbara Mitchell, CLSACC's Executive Director. "Her experience and passion for CLSACCs mission will be a true benefit as we continue our work in these challenging economic times, and prepare to celebrate CLSACCs 40th anniversary in 2010."



Last year CLSACC served 175 victims of domestic violence and their children; 100 families, senior citizens, victims of domestic violence and people with disabilities facing homelessness; 100 people with physical and mental disabilities; 225 refugees, immigrants and special immigrant juveniles seeking safety in the U.S.; and 400 highly vulnerable depressed and/or traumatized individuals seeking mental health services.  Founded in 1970, CLSACC's mission is to provide free civil legal aid and affordable mental health services to low-income people throughout the Cambridge and Greater Boston area leveraging the donated services of 100 volunteer attorneys and mental health professionals. 


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