tax-exempt bond financing from MassDevelopment on a reduced fee basis. The Cape Ann Waldorf School is now among three nonprofit educational entities resident at Moraine Farm, along with the Trustees of Reservations and Project Adventure, an organization whose mission is to provide adventure-based experiential programming. Connecticut Legal Services A single mother of three from Morocco was terminated from her job with a Connecticut modeling agency. She had taken an approved Family and Medical Leave of Absence to care for her ill mother in Morocco. When she returned from Morocco, she was told her pay would be cut by $3 per hour because she had taken an unapproved leave of absence, and she would be treated as a“rehire”and not eligible for her previous pay. Jennifer Rubin assisted her in preparing her complaint against her employer that she filed with the Connecticut Department of Labor for violating the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act. The employer claimed that she had voluntarily resigned when she refused to take the pay cut upon her return, and she was initially denied unemployment compensation. With Jennifer’s assistance, she appealed the unemployment determination and won her unemployment claim. The claim filed with the Department of Labor is still pending. “This story illustrates how some employers take advantage of employees who may not be aware of their legal rights,” says Jennifer. “This employee had the fortitude to call Connecticut Legal Services and ask for help. It has been very rewarding helping her fight to get the unemployment benefits to which she was entitled.” Earthen Vessels Earthen Vessels (EV) is a nonprofit that gives hope to school-age children and teens from Boston’s disadvantaged neighborhoods. It connects them with Harvard student volunteers in long-term tutoring and mentoring relationships, supported by school and family advocacy, and a life-changing summer camp experience in Vermont. As EV celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010, the organization wanted to grow and continue its success. To help EV in its efforts,ColinMcNieceandMarthaZackinassistedinupdating its organizational documents and bylaws to incorporate best practices for governance. They also advised on employment matters during its transition and the hiring of an executive director. EV updated its statement of purpose, streamlined its governing structure, and modified its provisions for electing directors to provide for a more sustainable board. Colin noted, “The packed room at the EV anniversary gala was a great tribute to their success and a fitting kickoff to their future. It was a great experience to work with an organization that has made a difference in the lives of so many young people.” The Economic Justice Project The Economic Justice Project provides Mintz Levin’s transactional attorneys with opportunities to use their skills and resources to help low-income entrepreneurs who are startingorexpandingsmallbusinesseslocatedinunderserved communities in Greater Boston. Twice per year, the attorneys involved with the Economic Justice Project conduct pro bono clinics in partnership with Chelsea Neighborhood Developers that focus on the issues facing small businesses. Some of the entrepreneurs with whom the attorneys meet in Chelsea go on to become clients, whose needs typically include assistance with a range of issues relating to entity formation, employment, real estate, and intellectual property protection. Tavis Morello and Corey Goerdt coordinated the project in 2010. Charlotte Edelman Cohen, John Condon, Katya Daniel, Samantha Kingsbury, Anthony Hubbard, Rachel Irving, Katherine Miller, Matthew Pavao, Anagha Prasad, Christian Termyn, Jonathan Urbon, Katy Ward, Vita Wilson, and Martha Zackin contributed to the Economic Justice Project in 2010. Traveling Companions