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Boston Free Legal Aid

Boston legal help and Boston legal aid is available in Boston, MA.  Boston has more colleges per capital than any city in America, and with so many colleges there are also several law schools.  Boston's law schools provide an excellent way for accessing free and discounted legal services through the law school clinics, which provide legal services under the direction of an attorney-professor with the assistance of law students.  Nonprofit and government supported legal assistance programs also exist in Boston.

 

Non-profit Boston Legal Aid

 

Greater Boston Legal Services

 

  • Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
MAIN PROGRAM:

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau

DIRECTOR:

Paul R. Tremblay

ADDRESS:

24 Crescent Street, Suite 202, Waltham, MA 02453-4088

MAIN PHONE:

781-893-4793

FAX:

781-893-4799

WEBSITE:

 

TTY:

781-736-9006

  • Center for Law and Education - Boston
MAIN PROGRAM:

Center for Law and Education

DIRECTOR:

Kathleen Boundy

ADDRESS:

99 Chauncy Street Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111

MAIN PHONE:

617-451-0855

FAX:

617-451-1167

WEBSITE:

http://www.cleweb.org

  • Center for Public Representation - Newton
MAIN PROGRAM:

Center for Public Representation

DIRECTOR:

Cathy Costanzo

ADDRESS:

246 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

MAIN PHONE:

617-965-0776

FAX:

617-928-0971

WEBSITE:

http://www.centerforpublicrep.org

  • Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
MAIN PROGRAM:

Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

DIRECTOR:

Jay McManus

ADDRESS:

298 Union St., 2nd Floor, Lynn, MA 01901

MAIN PHONE:

(781) 581-1977

FAX:

(781) 598-9364

WEBSITE:

http://www.clcm.org

  • Community Legal Aid - Greenfield
MAIN PROGRAM:

Community Legal Aid (organizations formerly known as Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts Legal Services)

DIRECTOR:

Jonathan Mannina, Esq.

ADDRESS:

55 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

MAIN PHONE:

(413) 774-3747

FAX:

(413) 585-0418

WEBSITE:

http://www.wmls.org

  • Community Legal Services And Counseling Center
MAIN PROGRAM:

Community Legal Services And Counseling Center

DIRECTOR:

Barbara Mitchell

ADDRESS:

1 West Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 661-1010

FAX:

(617) 661-3289

WEBSITE:

http://www.clsacc.org

  • Disability Law Center - Boston
MAIN PROGRAM:

Disability Law Center

DIRECTOR:

Alan Kerzin

ADDRESS:

11 Beacon Street, Suite 925, Boston, MA 02108

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 723-8455, (800) 872-9992

FAX:

(617) 723-9125

WEBSITE:

http://www.dlc-ma.org

TTY:

(617) 227-9464, (800) 381-0577

EMAIL:
mail@dlc-ma.org

  • GBLS/Cambridge (Cambridge Somerville Legal Services (CASLS))
MAIN PROGRAM:

Greater Boston Legal Services

DIRECTOR:

Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq.

ADDRESS:

60 Gore Street Suite 203, Cambridge, MA 02141

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 603-2700

FAX:

(617) 494-8222

WEBSITE:

http://www.gbls.org

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
MAIN PROGRAM:

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

DIRECTOR:

David Grossman

ADDRESS:

23 Everett St. , Cambridge, MA 02138

MAIN PHONE:

617-495-4408

FAX:

617-496-2687

WEBSITE:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hlab/

  • Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC)
MAIN PROGRAM:

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center, Inc.

DIRECTOR:

Rosa A. Previdi

ADDRESS:

197 Friend Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

MAIN PHONE:

617-603-1700, (800) 342 –LAWS

FAX:

617-371-1188

WEBSITE:

http://www.larcma.org

TTY:

617-371-1226

  • Legal Services Center
MAIN PROGRAM:

Legal Services Center

DIRECTOR:

Robert Greenwald

ADDRESS:

122 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

MAIN PHONE:

617-522-3003

FAX:

617-522-0715

WEBSITE:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/lsc/

TTY:

617-522-3575

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

MAIN PROGRAM:

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

DIRECTOR:

Jerold Mogul

ADDRESS:

25 Kingston Street 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111

MAIN PHONE:

617-357-8431

FAX:

617-357-8438

WEBSITE:

http://www.massadvocates.org

TTY:

617-357-8434

  • Massachusetts Justice Project - Holyoke
MAIN PROGRAM:

Massachusetts Justice Project

DIRECTOR:

Gordon Shaw

ADDRESS:

57 Suffolk Street, 4th floor, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

MAIN PHONE:

(413) 533-2660; (800) 639-1209; (888) 427-8989

FAX:

(413) 535-1776

WEBSITE:

http://www.majp.org

  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
MAIN PROGRAM:

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

DIRECTOR:

Georgia Katsoulomitis, Esq.

ADDRESS:

99 Chauncy Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02111

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 357-0700

FAX:

(617) 357-0777

WEBSITE:

http://www.mlri.org

  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
MAIN PROGRAM:

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

DIRECTOR:

Lonnie Powers

ADDRESS:

7 Winthrop Square 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 367-8544

FAX:

(617) 426-0656

WEBSITE:

http://www.mlac.org

  • Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
MAIN PROGRAM:

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

DIRECTOR:

Frank Laski

ADDRESS:

24 School St. 8th floor, Boston, MA 02108

MAIN PHONE:

617-338-2345, (800) 342-9092

FAX:

617-338-2347

WEBSITE:

http://www.mass.gov/mhlac/

  • Merrimack Valley-North Shore Legal Services
MAIN PROGRAM:

Merrimack Valley-North Shore Legal Services

DIRECTOR:

Kenneth F. MacIver, Jr.

ADDRESS:

35 John St., Suite 302, Lowell, MA 01852

MAIN PHONE:

(978) 458-1465

FAX:

(978) 458-3481

WEBSITE:

http://www.mvlegal.org

TTY:

(978) 452-4740

  • MetroWest Legal Services
MAIN PROGRAM:

MetroWest Legal Services

DIRECTOR:

Elizabeth Soule

ADDRESS:

63 Fountain Street, Suite 304, Framingham, MA 01702

MAIN PHONE:

508-620-1830, 800-696-1501

FAX:

508-620-2323

WEBSITE:

http://www.mwlegal.org

  • National Consumer Law Center - Boston
MAIN PROGRAM:

National Consumer Law Center

DIRECTOR:

Willard Ogburn

ADDRESS:

7 Winthrop Square, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

MAIN PHONE:

617-542-8010

FAX:

617-542-8028

WEBSITE:

http://www.nclc.org

  • Neighborhood Legal Services - Lawrence
MAIN PROGRAM:

Neighborhood Legal Services

DIRECTOR:

Sheila C. Casey, Esq.

ADDRESS:

170 Common Street, Suite 300, Lawrence, MA 01840

MAIN PHONE:

(978) 686-6900

FAX:

(978) 685-2933

WEBSITE:

http://www.neighborhoodlaw.org

  • Prisoners' Legal Services (formerly MCLS)
MAIN PROGRAM:

Prisoners' Legal Services (formerly Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services)

DIRECTOR:

Leslie Walker

ADDRESS:

8 Winter Street, 11th floor, Boston, MA 02108

MAIN PHONE:

617-482-2773

FAX:

617-451-6383

WEBSITE:

http://www.plsma.org

  • Justice Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, LLC - Fall River
MAIN PROGRAM:

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

DIRECTOR:

Richard McMahon

ADDRESS:

22 Bedford Street, 1st Floor, Fall River, MA 02720

MAIN PHONE:

(508) 676-6265

FAX:

(508) 676-5861

WEBSITE:

http://www.sccls.org

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
MAIN PROGRAM:

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

DIRECTOR:

Sheila Hubbard

ADDRESS:

99 Chauncy Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02111

MAIN PHONE:

(617) 423-0648

FAX:

(617) 423-0061

WEBSITE:

http://www.vlpnet.org

 

Boston Law School Clinics for Legal Assistance

 

New England Law School Clinics

Boston College Legal Assistance

How to contact us: 
If you need legal assistance call: (781) 893-4793 (TTY: (781) 736-9006) and ask to speak with our Intake Worker. 

Our office is located at: 
24 Crescent Street, Suite 202 
Waltham, MA 
02453 
Fax: (781) 893 -4799 

The office is accessible to people with disabilities. If necessary, home visits are available. 

Who we are: 
The Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau is a legal services office and a training site for Boston College law students. Cases are handled by law students who are supervised by staff attorneys. 

The program is funded by Boston College Law School and through grants from Greater Boston Legal Services and Springwell Corporation. 

Who we help: 
Our services are free for low income residents of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. Services for small businesses and entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and first-time home buyers are free for eligible clients in greater Boston.

If you are 60 years old or older, our Elder Project provides information, advice, and referral to residents of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesleyand Weston, regardless of income. 

Low income elders may qualify for full legal representation in some civil cases.

Kinds of cases we handle: 
 

  • Public Benefits (Social Security Disability, Department of Transitional Assistance Benefits, Mass Health)
  • Housing 
  • Domestic Violence, Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Visitation 
  • Unemployment Compensation 
  • Elder Related Issues 
  • Small Business, Nonprofit, and Real Estate Matters through the Community Enterprise Clinic

Kinds of cases we do not handle: 
The Legal Assistance Bureau does not handle criminal cases. 

Where can I go if the Legal Assistance Bureau cannot assist me? 
There are many organizations that provide different kinds of legal services in the Boston metropolitan area. Please visit our links page for more information.

Harvard Law School Legal Clinics

 

Author Information:

Dana Robinson, Esq. Founder & Publisher FreeLegalAid.com
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