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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 Bentley Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Statewide
5 Boston College Legal Services LAB Newton, Waltham, Watertown
6 Casa Myrna Legal Advocacy Program Statewide
7 Center for Law and Education - Boston Statewide
8 Center for Public Representation - Northampton Statewide, Nationwide
9 Children's Law Center of Massachusetts Statewide
10 City of Boston Immigration Clinic Boston
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 Community Legal Services And Counseling Center Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Watertown
17 Disability Law Center - Boston Statewide
18 DOVE, Inc. Norfolk County, South Shore
19 GBLS/Cambridge (Cambridge Somerville Legal Services (CASLS)) Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Winchester, Woburn
20 GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Statewide
21 Greater Boston Legal Services - Boston Greater Boston area
22 Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Suffolk County, Middlesex County
23 Harvard Mediation Program Greater Boston
24 Health Care for All Statewide
25 Health Law Advocates Statewide
26 Irish International Immigrant Center Statewide
27 Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC (Subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.) Southeastern Massachusetts
28 Lawyers Clearinghouse Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Suffolk County
29 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Statewide
30 Legal Services Center Boston
31 Local Consumer Programs Statewide
32 Mass Legal Answers Online Statewide
33 Massachusetts Advocates for Children Statewide
34 Massachusetts Attorney General’s Elder Hotline Statewide
35 Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Statewide
36 Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer - Western Massachusetts Western Massachusetts
37 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties
38 Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Statewide
39 MetroWest Legal Services Norfolk County, South MIddlesex County
40 Northeast Legal Aid - All Offices Northeastern Massachusetts
41 PAIR Project Statewide
42 Pro Bono Legal Services Program at Housing Families Inc. Malden, Everett, Medford, Melrose, Wakefield, Revere
43 Project Citizenship Statewide
44 Small Claims Advisory Service Statewide
45 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - All Offices Southeastern Massachusetts
46 South Coastal Counties Legal Services - Hyannis Southeastern Massachusetts
47 South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. - Fall River Southeastern Massachusetts
48 Tenant Advocacy Project Greater Boston
49 Veterans Legal Services Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County
50 Victim Rights Law Center Statewide
51 Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Greater Boston
52 Wage Theft Legal Clinic Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk
53 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, Brockton Communities served by Brockton Courthouse
3 Court Service Center, Brooke Courthouse Suffolk county
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 209A Project Norfolk County, South Shore
9 Family Court Answer Center Suffolk County, Middlesex County
10 Franklin Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Franklin County
11 Greater Boston Legal Services Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Chelsea Chelsea, Revere
12 Greater Boston Legal Services Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Roxbury Roxbury
13 Hampden County Legal Clinic Greater Springfield area
14 Hampden Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Hampden County
15 Hampshire Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Hampshire County
16 Malden District Court Lawyer for the Day Everett, Malden, Melrose, Wakefield
17 Norfolk Court Advocacy Project Norfolk County, South Shore
18 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lawrence Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lawrence session
19 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lowell Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lowell session
20 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Lynn Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Lynn session
21 Northeast Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program - Salem Communities served by Northeast Housing Court - Salem session
22 Pro Se Debtors Bankruptcy Clinic Statewide
23 Quincy 209A Project Braintree, Cohasset,, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth
24 VLP Boston Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Boston
25 Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Boston Boston
26 Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Cambridge Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont
27 Volunteer Lawyers Project Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day - Quincy Braintree, Cohasset, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth
28 Volunteer Lawyers Project Family Law Clinic - Suffolk Suffolk County
29 Volunteer Lawyers Project Guardianship Clinic - Middlesex Middlesex County
30 Volunteer Lawyers Project Guardianship Clinic - Suffolk Suffolk County
31 Volunteers for Justice/Lawyer for the Day Hampden County
32 Worcester County Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Worcester County
33 Worcester Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Worcester County

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