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Esme Caramello & Annette Duke, The Misuse of MassCourts as a Free Tenant Screening Device, 59 Bos. B.J. 15 (2015).
Categories:
Property Law
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Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Housing Law
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Public Interest Law
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Property Rights
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Real Estate
Type: Article
Abstract
The article addresses the implications of the MassCourts database as a tenant screening tool and the possible implications for tenants.
Esme Caramello & Rafael Mares, Tenants Facing Foreclosure, in Legal Tactics: Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts (Annette R. Duke ed., 7th ed. 2008).
Categories:
Property Law
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Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Housing Law
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Property Rights
,
Real Estate
Type: Book
Larisa G. Bowman, Esme Caramello & Nicole Summers, Symposium in Honor of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants: Contributions and Legacy regarding Access to Justice, 62 B.C. L. Rev. 2840 (2021)
Categories:
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Biography & Tribute
Type: Article
Abstract
In this Essay in remembrance, Professors Larisa G Bowman, Esme Caramello, and Nicole Summers grieve the loss of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants: a past, present, and future champion for housing justice. Housing as an area of unmet civil legal need occupied his final thoughts; he called it "the greatest access to justice challenge of our lifetime." This Essay charts Chief Justice Gants's evolution in becoming a champion for housing justice. Part I discusses his early housing-related judicial opinions as well as the exposure to housing issues he gained as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Part II covers his time as the Chief Justice, reviewing some of his seminal opinions related to housing issues and his advocacy for broad changes across the entire Massachusetts court system, such as expansion of the Housing Court, that would increase access to justice for low-income litigants. Finally, in Part III, this Essay ends with Chief Justice Gants's leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. He paid close attention and threw his full weight behind the cause because he believed that the legal system, with reform and ingenuity, could deliver justice in housing.
Esme Caramello & Stefanie Balandis, Report of the Massachusetts Justice for All Project Housing Working Group (Mass. Access to Justice Comm’n, Dec. 2017).
Categories:
Discrimination & Civil Rights
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Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Housing Law
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Poverty Law
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Legal Services
Type: Other
Comment on Trial Court Rule XIV, Paragraph 5(b) from Esme Caramello to The Honorable Paula M. Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court (Nov. 30, 2017)(on file with the Harv. Legal Aid Bureau).
Categories:
Discrimination & Civil Rights
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Legal Profession
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Government & Politics
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Technology & Law
Sub-Categories:
Housing Law
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Courts
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Legal Services
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Information Privacy & Security
Type: Other
Esme Caramello & Nora Mahlberg, Combating Tenant Blacklisting Based on Housing Court Records: A Survey of Approaches, Clearinghouse Rev., Aug. 2017, at 1.
Categories:
Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Discrimination
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Housing Law
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Poverty Law
Type: Article
Abstract
Having a housing court “record”—a publicly accessible history of having sued or been sued by a landlord—can be a serious impediment to finding housing. Advocates across the country have used various strategies to mitigate the harm of public access to housing court records, and recent developments can inspire and guide advocates in fixing this persistent problem. Strategies include regulating the availability, content, and use of housing court records.
Shannon Barnes, Esme Caramello, Jared Correia, Joel Feldman, Judge Robert Fields, Laura Gal, Ilene Seidman, Laura Unflat, Erika Rickard & Mary Lu Bilek, Final Report of the Access to Attorneys Committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission (May 19, 2017).
Categories:
Legal Profession
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Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Poverty Law
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Housing Law
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Clinical Legal Education
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Legal Education
,
Legal Services
Type: Other
Esme Caramello, Rent, in Legal Tactics: Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts 45 (Annette R. Duke ed., 7th ed. 2008).
Categories:
Property Law
,
Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Housing Law
,
Property Rights
,
Real Estate
Type: Book