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All Programs in the Legal Resource Finder

The programs listed below give free legal information, advice and/or representation to low-income people who live in Massachusetts. The list includes legal services programs, court based programs, law school clinics, bar association programs and other nonprofits.

Use the Legal Resource Finder search to see which of these programs might be able to help you. It will depend on where you live, your income and the type of problem you are having. The list does not include programs that help with criminal law problems.

If you cannot get help from a free program, and need to pay for a lawyer, see this list of Lawyer Referral Services. You should contact a Lawyer Referral Service even if you are not sure that you can pay for a lawyer. Sometimes, a Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to a reduced fee lawyer. In some cases, you only need to pay attorneys fees if you win. And, in some cases, the other side will pay your attorneys fees if you win.

Program General Service Area
1 ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center - Immigration Program Boston
2 AIDS Action Committee Statewide
3 Ascentria Care Alliance Statewide
4 Boston College Legal Services LAB Newton, Waltham, Watertown
5 Casa Myrna Legal Advocacy Program Statewide
6 Center for Law and Education - Boston Statewide
7 Center for Public Representation - Northampton Statewide
8 Children's Law Center of Massachusetts Statewide
9 City of Boston Immigration Clinic Boston
10 City of Cambridge Immigration Clinic Statewide
11 Committee for Public Counsel Services Statewide
12 Community Legal Aid - Northampton Franklin County, Hampshire County
13 Community Legal Aid - Pittsfield Berkshire County
14 Community Legal Aid - Springfield Hampden County
15 Community Legal Aid - Worcester Worcester County
16 De Novo (formerly Community Legal Services And Counseling Center) Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, Immigration -Statewide
17 Disability Law Center - Boston Statewide
18 GBLS/Cambridge (Cambridge Somerville Legal Services (CASLS)) Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Winchester, Woburn
19 GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Statewide
20 Greater Boston Legal Services - Boston Greater Boston area
21 Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Suffolk County, Middlesex County
22 Harvard Mediation Program Greater Boston
23 Health Care for All Statewide
24 Health Law Advocates Statewide
25 Irish International Immigrant Center Statewide
26 Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC (Subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.) Southeastern Massachusetts
27 Lawyers Clearinghouse Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Suffolk County
28 Lawyers for Civil Rights Statewide
29 Legal Services Center Boston
30 Local Consumer Programs Statewide
31 Mass Legal Answers Online Statewide
32 Massachusetts Advocates for Children Statewide
33 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Elder Hotline Statewide
34 Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Statewide
35 Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer - Western Massachusetts Western Massachusetts
36 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties
37 Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Statewide
38 MetroWest Legal Services Norfolk County, South MIddlesex County
39 Northeast Legal Aid - All Offices Northeastern Massachusetts
40 PAIR Project Statewide
41 Pro Bono Legal Services Program at Housing Families Inc. Malden, Everett, Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Revere
42 Project Citizenship Statewide
43 Small Claims Advisory Service Statewide
44 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - All Offices Southeastern Massachusetts
45 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - Hyannis Southeastern Massachusetts
46 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - New Bedford Southeastern Massachusetts
47 South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. - Fall River Southeastern Massachusetts
48 SouthCoast Fair Housing Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth Counties
49 Tenant Advocacy Project Greater Boston
50 Veterans Legal Services Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County
51 Victim Rights Law Center Statewide
52 Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Greater Boston
53 Wage Theft Legal Clinic Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk
54 Women's Bar Foundation Eastern Massachusetts

Court Based Programs

Program General Service Area
1 Berkshire Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Berkshire
2 Court Service Center, Boston Suffolk County
3 Court Service Center, Brockton Communities served by Brockton Courthouse
4 Court Service Center, Greenfield Communities served by Franklin County Courthouse, Greenfield
5 Court Service Center, Lawrence Communities served by Lawrence Courthouse
6 Court Service Center, Springfield Communities served by Springfield Courthouse
7 Court Service Center, Worcester Communities served by Worcester County Courthouse
8 DOVE, Inc. Norfolk County, South Shore
9 Franklin Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Franklin County
10 Greater Boston Legal Services Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Chelsea Chelsea, Revere
11 Greater Boston Legal Services Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Roxbury Roxbury
12 Hampden County Legal Clinic Greater Springfield area
13 Hampden Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Hampden County
14 Hampshire Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Hampshire County
15 Malden District Court Lawyer for the Day Everett, Malden, Melrose, Wakefield
16 Norfolk Court Advocacy Project Norfolk County, South Shore
17 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lawrence Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lawrence session
18 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lowell Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lowell session
19 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lynn Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lynn session
20 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Salem Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Salem session
21 Pro Se Debtors Bankruptcy Clinic Statewide
22 VLP Boston Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Boston
23 Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Boston Boston
24 Volunteer Lawyers Project Family Law Clinic - Suffolk Suffolk County
25 Volunteer Lawyers Project Guardianship Clinic - Middlesex Middlesex County
26 Volunteer Lawyers Project Guardianship Clinic - Suffolk Suffolk County
27 Volunteers for Justice/Lawyer for the Day Hampden County
28 Worcester County Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Worcester County
29 Worcester Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Worcester County
30 Worcester Small Claims Lawyer for the Day Worcester County

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