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Appendix E: Massachusetts Legal Services Offices


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Produced by Deborah Harris, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2017

Intake and Referrals for Clients

Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) Boston 617-603-1700     

Regional Legal Services Offices

Community Legal Aid/Central West Justice Center 617-603-1700
     Northampton 413-584-4034
     Pittsfield 413-499-1950
     Springfield Intake and Referrals for Clients 413-781-7814
     Worcester 508-752-3718

         Satellite Offices: Fitchburg, Greenfield, Holyoke, Milford,

         North Adams, and Southbridge — By Appy. Only

Community Legal Services & Counseling Center, Camb. 617-661-1010
Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston 617-371-1234; 800-323-3205 
     GBLS/Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services, Camb. 617-603-2700
MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham 508-620-1830; 800-696-1501

Northeast Legal Aid/ Northeast Justice Center

     Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn

978-458-1465; 800-336-2262
South Coastal Counties Legal Services / Justice Center of Southeast Mass.  800-244-9023
     Brockton 508-676-6265
     Fall River 508-676-6265
     Hyannis 508-775-7020
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Boston 617-423-0648

Law School Clinics

Boston College Legal Services Lab, Newton 617-552-0248     
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Cambridge 617-495-4408
Legal Services Center, Jamaica Plain  617-522-3003

Statewide Legal Services and Support Centers

Center for Law and Education, Boston  617-451-0855
Center for Public Representation, Newton  617-965-0776
Center for Public Representation, Northampton (INTAKE)  413-587-6265
Children’s Law Center of Mass, Lynn  781-581-1977
Disability Law Center, Boston (INTAKE) 617-723-8455; 800-872-9992
Disability Law Center, Northampton  413-584-6337; 800-222-5619
Health Law Advocates, Boston  617-338-5241
Mass. Advocates for Children, Boston  617-357-8431
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston  617-357-0700; 800-717-4133
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Boston  617-338-2345; 800-342-9092
National Consumer Law Center, Boston 617-542-8010
Prisoners Legal Services, Boston 617-482-2773
Shelter Legal Services/Veterans Legal Services (serves Greater Boston) 857-317-4474

Legal Resource Finder – Online Resource

Please visit Legal Resource Finder for a listing of legal services programs in Massachusetts and for referrals to addition sources of legal help.

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