The Massachusetts Legal Needs Survey had the mandate of obtaining a representative sample of Massachusetts households below 125% poverty level, i.e. eligible for legal aid. Using this sample, the study seeks to: 1) examine the incidence or percentage of households with various civil legal needs; 2) make comparisons between important groups including eligible and other low-income households; 3) examine eligible households in different regions of the state; and 4) identify the needs of important segments of eligible households. . .