Nakisha L. Skinner

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Nakisha L. Skinner is General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. Nakisha directs all legal affairs affecting the agency and provides legal advice and counsel to the agency head and other executive staff. Nakisha has extensive experience as a government attorney, having served in the public sector for over 17 years. Prior to state service, Nakisha served as General Counsel for the City of Boston’s Public Health  Commission.  She maintains an appointment as Special Assistant Attorney General. S he is a former Vice President and Director of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys and is a member of the Boston Bar Association, serving on its Government Lawyer Forum Advisory Committee.

Nakisha received her Bachelor of Science degree from Suffolk University in 1998 and her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 2003. In March 2016, she was named Leader in the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and she received the Young Alumni Award from Suffolk Law in 2010.

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  • An Evening of Mock Trials - December 12, 2017

    Discovering Justice is seeking volunteer jurors to support incredible Boston & Chelsea middle schoolers as they try cases before federal and state judges and juries made up of community members. When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 5:00 - 5:30pm Arrival & refreshments for jurors/judges. PHOTO ID! 5:30 - 5:50pm Seated for brief program with keynote speaker 5:50 -7:00pm Transition to assigned courtrooms for the mock trial! 7:00 - 7:30pm Reception downstairs w/food and drinks Where: Moakley U.S. Courthouse.

  • FREE Landlord -Tenant Law  Training November 17, 2017

    North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (NSCAP), Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. (NLA) and the Northeast Justice Center (NJC) will be conducting a half-day training on basic landlord/tenant law. Complimentary lunch will be served. When: Wednesday, November 17, 2017 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Northeast Housing Court, Fenton Judicial Center, Courtroom 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA

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