Berkshire Center for Justice, dba Free Legal Clinic
284 Main St., Suite 7
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Eve Schatz, Esq.
Founder & Executive Director
Eve Schatz, Esq.,
Founder & Executive Director. Eve Schatz founded the Free Legal Clinic of south Berkshire County in 2006 in response to her observation that numbers of people in need could not afford or access legal representation. This successful program grew into one of the Berkshire Center for Justice’s programs. She is admitted to both the Massachusetts District and Federal Courts, and is known for finding effective out-of-the-box solutions to legal matters both in and out of court.
She served two terms as an appointed founding member of the Berkshire Commission on the Status of Women where she served on both the Program and Legislative Committees. An environmental social activist, she organized the Great Barrington Neighborhood Group (1998). This group brought significant health benefits to the town when it successfully brought a polluter into compliance with Department of Environmental Protection regulations, preventing the spewing of unfiltered neurotoxic and carcinogenic components into a grammar school neighborhood. In Florida, she worked for 7 years to change the Wrongful Death Statute and introduced a bill into the legislature. One of the bills she worked on was signed into law.
Jim is a retired attorney who volunteers as our administrative assistant.
Marcia is an author, justice activist, and advisor on nonprofit growth potential.
Brooke is an immigration specialist and serves as office support.
Susan had a brilliant employment history in advertising and designs our fliers and brochures.
Scott supports our mission by using his IT experience to keep our computers and office equipment running smoothly.
Terri draws on her experience as an executive in the insurance industry to support us with legal administrative work.
90 volunteers have helped us in a myriad of ways from planning and staffing free legal clinics, events (including fundraising events) and general operations of BCJ.
Board of Directors
Eve Schatz, Esq. Executive Director / Founder & Practicing Attorney
Jerry Congress Board President / Retired Attorney
Cecile Snow Board Treasurer / Retired Bank Executive
Jane Jacobs Board Secretary / Retired College Professor & Attorney
Amelia Spiliotes Board Member / Former CEO, Community Health Program/ Consultant
Nakeida Bethel-Smith Board Member / Pastor, Victim’s Advocate