Reach & Recognition

The FLC reaches approximately  720 people each year in our outreach, intake and direct legal service programs. Our clients are young and old adults, children and teens representing numerous cultural backgrounds, many of whom are in transition. The BCJ has 24 referred pro bono and reduced fee attorneys, and is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you are an attorney and would like to learn the details about how you may contribute to BCJ, call 413-854-1955.

BCJ is acknowledged as one of only 23 known nonprofit sliding scale legal service providers and the only one to also address social and community needs in the country! We are on the cutting edge of social change by using 21st century thinking to address 21st century problems.

The Berkshire Center for Justice has built upon its successes of past years. The following statistics illustrate our growth.

2016-Eve Schatz, Esq. founder and Executive Director was selected by Berkshire Magazine to be one 25 individuals in our community who make a difference and has contributed to the Berkshires in ways that make it so special.

BCJ is included among the esteemed service providers listed with “211,” a statewide resource of essential services.

In May 2007, Eve Schatz was an honored recipient of Great Barrington’s Unsung Heroine Award and received citations from Governor Patrick, The Massachusetts Senate, House of Representatives, and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for her work founding BCJ.

2006-Western New England University School of Law acknowledged BCJ as an approved public interest internship and work-study site.

Eve Schatz, Esq. is  one of 24 attorneys providing direct legal services to BCJ clients in civil matters. She has represented clients in District Court and Federal Court in Bankruptcy, Family law, those who are being sued for non-payment of credit card bills, helped clients appeal auto insurance surcharges after an accident, construct Wills, Power of Attorney and Medical Proxy documents. She continues to direct the BCJ.