Boston Private has proudly worked with National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) for 12 years as its bank and advisor. The organization— which aims to stop exploitative consumer practices, help financially stressed families build and retain wealth, and advance economic fairness — is profiled in the newest season of Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie and formerly of HBO’s The Newsroom and Law & Order. Boston Private is thrilled to see NCLC’s important work recognized in this way, and was proud to provide a donation to cover the expenses associated with producing the documentary episode.
Episode 11 of the series’ 23rd season, now available to PBS stations across the country, profiles NCLC attorneys and its civil legal-aid partners on location in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, DC as they work to protect low-income families from wrongful eviction, foreclosure, and other unfair and deceptive consumer abuses. The clients featured in the episode are emblematic of a larger American story of insecure housing; of Davids taking on corporate Goliaths; and of the principle that equal justice under the law is a fundamental right of all citizens.
“We are enormously grateful to Boston Private for their support of the Visionaries documentary. Boston Private has been a valuable and trusted partner of NCLC and we appreciate its generous support of this program,” said Richard Dubois, executive director of the National Consumer Law Center.
“The documentary captures the heart and soul of advocates in the trenches fighting against long odds to protect consumers and keep at-risk families in their homes, and it embodies our vision of a nation in which everyone benefits from economic fairness, security, and justice,” said Dubois. “We were thrilled that the Visionaries team selected NCLC and our network of civil legal-aid partners across the nation to be profiled in this long-running series.”
To view the 30-minute episode, stream or download it HERE.