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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 AIDS Action Committee Statewide
2 Ascentria Care Alliance Statewide
3 Boston College Legal Services LAB Newton, Waltham, Watertown
4 Casa Myrna Legal Advocacy Program Statewide
5 Center for Law and Education - Boston Statewide
6 Center for Public Representation - Northampton Statewide
7 Children's Law Center of Massachusetts Statewide
8 City of Boston Immigration Clinic Boston
9 Committee for Public Counsel Services Statewide
10 Community Legal Aid - Northampton Franklin County, Hampshire County
11 Community Legal Aid - Pittsfield Berkshire County
12 Community Legal Aid - Springfield Hampden County
13 Community Legal Aid - Worcester Worcester County
14 Court Service Center - Virtual Statewide
15 De Novo (formerly Community Legal Services And Counseling Center) Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, Immigration -Statewide
16 Disability Law Center - Boston Statewide
17 Essex County Bar Association Housing Lawyer for the Day Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Salem session
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 Health Care for All Statewide
23 Health Law Advocates Statewide
24 Lawyers Clearinghouse Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Suffolk County
25 Lawyers for Civil Rights Statewide
26 Legal Services Center Boston
27 Local Consumer Programs Statewide
28 Mass Legal Answers Online Statewide
29 Massachusetts Advocates for Children Statewide
30 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline Statewide
31 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Elder Hotline Statewide
32 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Hotline Statewide
33 Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Statewide
34 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties
35 Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Statewide
36 MetroWest Legal Services Norfolk County, South MIddlesex County
37 Northeast Legal Aid - All Offices Northeastern Massachusetts
38 PAIR Project Statewide
39 Pro Bono Legal Services Program at Housing Families Inc. Malden, Everett, Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Revere, Chelsea
40 Project Citizenship Statewide
41 Rian Immigrant Center (previously Irish International Immigrant Center) Statewide
42 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - All Offices Southeastern Massachusetts
43 Tenant Advocacy Project Greater Boston
44 Veterans Legal Services Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County
45 Victim Rights Law Center Statewide
46 Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Greater Boston
47 Women's Bar Foundation Eastern Massachusetts

Court Based Programs

Program General Service Area
1 DOVE 209A Project Norfolk County, South Shore
2 DOVE, Inc. Norfolk County, South Shore
3 Hampden County Legal Clinic Greater Springfield area
4 Marlboro District Court – Family Law Lawyer For the Day Program MetroWest
5 Volunteer Lawyers Project Civil Appeals Clinic Statewide

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