Justice Locally, Impact Globally.
Advocates for Community & Transformative Justice ("ACT Just") is the non-profit law firm transforming the face of justice in Massachusetts. We are here to provide legal services to families and individuals who do not qualify for pro bono services and are also unable to afford traditional private practitioner fees.
Our mission is to create access to affordable legal representation. We work with those confronting legal challenges and hardships and strive to be positive agents for change in the community and the world at large.
Options for Fee ArrangementsWe work at a price point that a modest means client can afford by taking into consideration the client's income and household size. We aim to provide a number of options to best suit your individual needs.
Areas of Practice
Continued Legal Education and Professional Trainings
- Probate & Family Court Lawyer for the Day Training
- Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women
- Massachuetts Employment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Fee-Shifting Statutes
- Practicing with Professionalism
- Fair Debt Collection
Jasmine Elatab, Esq.
Founder & Executive Director
Jasmine Elatab, the visionary behind ACT Just, is a graduate from Suffolk University Law School and a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. She is a dedicated public interest attorney with experience in family law, juvenile law, and employment law. Elatab has worked closely with indigent clients through her experience as a student attorney in Suffolk University's Family Advocacy Clinic. There, her commitment to justice grew into a passion, which was featured in Suffolk University Magazine's 2014 Winter edition in an article describing her tremendous impact on working with clients, "The Best Lawyers Money Can't Buy."
Elatab's own article, "The Preservation of Fundamental Liberties: Right of Children in The Context of Custody Disputes" is published In Massachusetts Family Law Journal May/June 2014 edition.
In addition to Act Just, Elatab is the Director of Operations for The Glow Exchange, where you will find her bringing communities together - near and far - through an empowering sustainable development movement.
Rosanna Molinaro, Esq.
Founder & Director of Operations
Using her prior start-up experience and commitment to making legal services more accessible for all, Rosanna Molinaro started ACT Just so that she could make a difference in how legal services are delivered. Rosanna, a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and holds a BS in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University.
Rosanna brings to ACT Just her extensive background in employment law advocating for indigent and low-income clients, with a focus on unemployment insurance law, as well as wage and hour law. In addition, Rosanna specializes in areas of business development and legal counsel for start-up companies.
Prior to ACT Just, she acted as in-house counsel for a Boston based start-up company and worked at Greater Boston Legal Services, where in addition to serving indigent clients, she contributed to the 2013-2014 Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Guide for pro se claimants and legal advocates in Massachusetts.
Besides being a lawyer, Rosanna is also a diehard fan of her hometown New York Jets, as well as an aspiring amateur chef.