The legal services programs below are funded by MLAC and offer legal advice and representation to low-income Massachusetts residents with civil legal problems involving issues such as domestic violence, housing, income maintenance, health care, elder issues, and more. With limited exceptions, clients must be elderly or have incomes below 125 percent of the federal poverty level.
Click on a program name below to learn more, and the map at the bottom of the page for program service areas.
For more information on these legal aid programs and other nonprofits, government agencies and court based programs that may be able to help you with your legal issue, please visit the Legal Resource Finder. Visit www.masslegalhelp.org for legal information and self-help materials about your issue.
If you are a victim of crime with a related civil legal problem, you may be eligible for help from the Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime (CLAVC) Initiative. Visit https://massclavc.org/ to learn more.
Community Legal Aid
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
Serving all cities and towns in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties
De Novo (formerly CLSACC)
47 Thorndike Street, Suite SB-LL-1
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141
Serving Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Somerville, Watertown
Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Serving parts of Middlesex and Suffolk Counties, including Arlington, Boston, Belmont, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Cohasset, Everett, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Scituate, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn
*GBLS also serves elders in the following towns: Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, North Reading, Reading, Stow, and Wilmington.
MetroWest Legal Services
63 Fountain Street, Suite 304
Framingham, MA 01702
Serving: Southern Middlesex and Northern Norfolk Counties – including Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Sherborn, Stow, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wrentham
*MWLS also provides legal services to elders in Belmont, Brookline, Canton, Newton, Northborough, Southborough, Waltham, Watertown, Westborough
Northeast Legal Aid
50 Island Street, Suite 203A
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840
Serving all of Essex County, and the following cities and towns in Middlesex County: Ashby, Ayer, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Westford, Wilmington
South Coastal Counties Legal Services
22 Bedford Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02722-2507
Serving all of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties, and in Plymouth County, all towns except Hingham, Hull, Norwell, and Scituate, which are served by Greater Boston Legal Services. SCCLS also serves residents of Stoughton and Avon in Norfolk County.