Collora partner, Jody Newman, has been named a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc. MA Appleseed's mission is to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. The organization devotes itself to remedying social injustices for at-risk and underserved children youth and adults. They collaborate with volunteer lawyers, community partners and others to identify and address gaps in services and opportunities in areas such as education, homelessness and the court system.
Michael Collora has been a long time supporter and board member of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center. As a former board member, he currently sits on the organization's advisory committee. Both attorneys are proud to be part of one of the nation's largest pro bono legal networks, which has been instrumental in leading vital systemic reform initiatives for over fifteen years.
Jody Newman is committed to the communities in which she lives and works. She is honored to be asked to join the Board of Directors: "I am thrilled to contribute to the Massachusetts Appleseed's important mission to serve those who may not otherwise have a voice." Jody is a certified mediator and practicing attorney who focuses in the area of employment law. She has a long history of service, including serving as Managing Partner of Collora from 2007-2012, and as a member of the Boards of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Women's Bar Association and Greater Boston Legal Services.