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
Boston Law School Clinics for 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
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)
- 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
- Capital Punishment
- Child Advocacy
- Criminal Justice
- Criminal Prosecution
- Family (LSC)
- Federal Debt
- Gender Violence
- The Ghana Project
- Government: State Attorney General
- Government: Semester in Washington
- Government: U.S. Attorney
- Green New York
- Health, Disability, Planning (LSC)
- Housing (LSC)
- Human Rights
- Immigration & Refugee
- Judicial Process
- Legal Aid Bureau
- Negotiation & Mediation
- Predatory Lending (LSC)
- Shareholder Rights