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Joanna George Allison

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Executive Director
Boston, MA
Joanna George Allison is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy, consumer law and residential real property litigation. She has combined her expertise in real estate and consumer law to assist clients in refinancing debt and salvaging homeownership, and has over 20 years of counseling attorneys handling federal Truth-in-Lending compliance, and landlord tenant matters. In addition to her experience as staff counsel for the Boston Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project, intern for the National Consumer Law Center and staff counsel for the Legal Aid Society of NW North Carolina, Joanna has worked tirelessly to launch several legal community initiatives to aid the poor, including attorney for a day projects in Boston's Housing Court and Boston Municipal court.

In addition, Joanna has served as a clinical law adjunct at the Wake Forest University School of Law and regularly participates on panels at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center, the Massachusetts Bar Association as well as the Boston Bar Association on such subjects as affordable housing, elderly homeownership options, federal law affecting foreclosures and mortgage contracts and consumer bankruptcy. Joanna earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.