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Boston, MA 02110-1245
Phone: 617-367-8544


Supporting the Massachusetts legal aid community since 1983

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established by the Commonwealth to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. We are the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth.

News and Events

Civil Legal Aid is a crucial part of the safety net for Massachusetts children. Read more at Huffington Post.

Judge Edward Ginsburg to recieve Pro Bono award from the American Bar Association in Boston August 9

AmeriCorps members "reach down and touch the pain" to address legal needs of Massachusetts' neediest residents. Read more at Huffington Post

New awards celebrating clients' contributions to the legal aid community will be announced this fall. Read more in the Summer 2014 client newsletter [PDF]

Self-help centers and the Internet are expanding free access to legal information, writes MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers in the Huffington Post

NEW! View MLAC's interactive 2013 annual report

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State House

The FY15 budget, effective July 2014, includes $15 million for MLAC.

The Equal Justice Coalition has more details on how civil legal aid funding is decided.