During the 2009-2010 session, Jamie filed the following pieces of legislation to increase access to legal services:
An Act Increasing Access to More Affordable Legal Service Plans
This law would help more low to moderate income individuals gain access to legal services for simple – but often unaffordable – services, such as divorce filings and small claims by changing the registration requirements for providers of pre-paid legal service plans.
An Act to Encourage Lawyers to Practice Public Interest Law
This bill seeks to encourage lawyers to practice public interest law by reducing some of the financial barriers posed by the low salaries typically associated with these jobs. This bill would provide tuition reimbursements for graduates of Massachusetts law schools who are practicing public interest law, including legal services corporations, public defenders offices, district attorney’s offices, attorney generals offices and employment with other 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.