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New Web Tool Aims To Help Mass. Eviction Defendants Without Lawyers

In Massachusetts housing courts, more than 60% of landlords have legal representation. That’s not the case for tenants; less than 10% go to court with an attorney.

The nonprofit Greater Boston Legal Services says it’s now trying to “level the playing field” with the release of a web tool to help give legal guidance to people facing eviction.

“It helps them with the very basics,” said Quinten Steenhuis, an attorney at GBLS and creator of the online tool, “which is filling out paperwork that they can use to lay out their case and to explain to the judge, and to the other side, why they should not be evicted.” Read more from WBUR.