The Access to Justice Commission held its first meeting on June 21, 2005. Thereafter it held eight meetings to and including its anniversary meeting on June 21, 2006. The meetings have been held in Framingham, either at the American Cancer Society or at the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation. Each organization has made its facilities available at no charge. Members of the Commission held a public hearing in Springfield on May 12, 2006, to hear from recipients of legal services, judicial department personnel, attorneys, and others. In the course of the year the Commission heard from entities that distribute legal service funds, including the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) and the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), and from local, regional and state-wide programs that are recipients of those funds. The Commission is indebted to its consultant Gerry Singsen for his wisdom, experience, and guidance.