and refugee and immigrant victims of torture, violence, and human trafficking. In 2012, attorneys Meredith Leary and Mary Adams assisted in researching cutting-edge evidentiary questions that arose during a recent asylum hearing in which the center represented a political torture survivor from Uganda who was seeking asylum in the United States. Connecticut Federal Court Pro Bono Assignment Over the past two years, attorneys Keith Carroll, Jessica Sergi, and Stefanie Giuliano Abhar have assisted“Kyle,”an inmate in the Connecticut Department of Corrections, in prosecuting civil rights and medical malpractice claims against the state of Connecticut, its doctors, and various prison personnel for their failure to provide adequate medical care to Kyle while he was incarcerated. Mintz Levin assisted Kyle in drafting and filing an amended complaint and later in opposing the state’s motion to dismiss his amended claims. After the court ruled that most of Kyle’s claims could proceed, the firm assisted Kyle in initial settlement negotiations with the state. 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. Attorneys staffed pro bono clinics in Chelsea to advise small businesses on legal issues including entity formation, employment, real estate, and intellectual property protection. Attorney Tavis Morello and Project Analyst Raj Dhaliwal coordinated the projects in 2012. Attorneys Jillian Collins, Caroline Gammill, Kenneth Gantz, Anthony Hubbard, Nathan McConarty, Katherine Miller, Matthew Pavao, Jennifer Sacco Smith, Christina Stock, Adam Veness, Katy Ward, Katherine Weir, Vita Wilson, and Martha Zackin contributed, assisted by Summer Associates Esther Cho and LaviniaWeizel, and Project Analysts Adrienne Darrow, Corey Goerdt, Camille Framroze, William Najam, Amarynth Sichel, and Christian Termyn. EdLaw The EdLaw Project, a collaborative initiative of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts and the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, was created to ensure and enforce every child’s right to a quality education. Through legal representation, technical assistance, and training to families, youth-serving professionals, and attorneys, the EdLaw Project advocates for indigent and low-income children in danger of not receiving appropriate education services. Attorney Rob Sheridan and former Mintz Levin Project Analyst Natalie Young have undertaken important research, under the guidance of the EdLaw Project, to establish the foundation for the right to counsel or education advocacy in school exclusion cases. Elizabeth Stone House TheElizabethStoneHouse,locatedinRoxbury,Massachusetts, provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and additional nonresidential services to women and children who are homeless and the victims of domestic violence. Mintz Levin has for over 25 years provided pro bono services in a variety of areas to the Elizabeth Stone House and has supported the organization with charitable giving and board service by a number of attorneys. Each year the firm’s staff members raise critical operating funds for the Elizabeth Stone House by organizing and sponsoring a silent auction. In the summer of 2012, two Mintz Levin attorneys—Maryann Civitello, President of the Elizabeth Stone House Board of Directors, and Susan Phillips, a board member—organized a team including attorneys Allan Caggiano, Jennifer Sulla, and Ray Estes as well as Legal Specialists Katherine Durham and Michelle Morgan to help the Elizabeth Stone House acquire a new site that will enable the organization to expand its programs and the number of people it can serve. The team negotiated a purchase and sale agreement, pre-development and acquisition loans with two lenders, and environmental insurance for the new site. The purchase was completed in early April 2013.