The Second Commission had twenty-three members (“Commissioners”), including judicial, lawyer, bar association, legal aid program, social service agency, client, law school, and at-large representatives. See Appendix 1 for a full membership list. The Second Commission was fortunate to have a part-time consultant funded by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, Gerry Singsen, to provide guidance and staff support. Most of the Second Commission's work was accomplished through the Second Commission’s working groups and committees, comprised of both Commissioners and committed volunteers. The Second Commission pursued an aggressive agenda; the Second Commission's "Statement of Strategies, Goals and Objectives for 2014," for example, listed more than forty pending projects.
CORE STRATEGY 1: INCREASING FUNDING FOR CIVIL LEGAL AID: Escrow IOLTA , Pro Hac Vice Rule, Funding Initiatives,