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Legal Services and Advocacy

Sources of Legal Information:

MassLegal Services a resource for legal services advocates and social services professionals.
MassLegalHelp– a resource with simplified legal information for non-lawyers


Local Resources:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service
JF&CS provides a number of services to the community (particularly to families and those with disabilities both physical and mental). However, they are also able to connect their clients with lawyers in certain circumstances.

1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA, 02451
781-647-5327

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Boston College Legal Services LAB
BCLAB provides free legal assistance to low income individuals with certain types of cases to the residents of Newton, Waltham, and Watertown. Although, they do serve elderly clients from Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. 

We are now located on the law school campus at  885 Centre St, Newton, MA 02459

Phone:  617-552-0248
Fax:      617-552-0593

The office is accessible to people with disabilities. Clients can also request to hold meetings at the WATCH office in Waltham, 24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham.


The Boston Area:

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
LARC is a free legal advocacy resource and hotline. People with legal questions can call during their hours of operation and speak to legal advocates. The advocates then determine if the client qualifies for free legal assistance.

Office: 
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA, 02114

Hours:
Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday nights from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm

LARC Hotline: 617-603-1700 or  1-800-342-LAWS
Tuesday Evening Hotline: 617-603-1815
LARC Bankruptcy:  617-603-1584
LARC SSI/Social Security Line: 617-603-1515
Administrative: 617-371-1123

Greater Boston Legal Services
GBLS offers free legal assistance in certain cases. In addition to their main office, they also operate a hotline and several other locations around the Boston metro area. 
For more information click here.

Main Office:
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA, 02114
617-371-1234

Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless
The Lawyers Clearinghouse operates free legal clinics at three different shelters: Cardinal Medeiros CenterPine Street Inn, and St. Francis House.

AIDS Action Committee
294 Washington St, 5th Floor
Boston, MA, 02108
617-437-6200

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
CLSACC is an organization of volunteer professionals that offers counseling, job coaching resources, and civil legal services.

1 West St.
Cambridge, MA
02139
617-661-1010


Metro-West:

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
BCLAB provides free assistance with certain types of cases to the residents of Newton, Waltham, and Watertown. Although, they do serve elderly clients from Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. See their site for more information.

885 Centre St.
Newton, MA, 02459
617-552-0248

The office is accessible to people with disabilities. If necessary, home visits are available.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service
JF&CS provides a number of services to the community (particularly to families and those with disabilities both physical and mental). However, they are also able to connect their clients with lawyers in certain circumstances.

1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA, 02451
781-647-5327
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Advocates, Inc.
Advocates Inc. is a community resource especially for people with disabilities and the elderly.

One Clarks Hill, Suite 305
Framingham, MA, 01702
508- 628-6300

MetroWest Legal Services
63 Fountain Street, Suit 304
Framingham, MA
01702
508-620-1830 or 800-696-1501
Central and Western MA:

Merrimack Valley Legal Services

The office handles the civil cases of low-income and elderly people in their area, free of charge.

35 John Street, Suite 302
Lowell, MA, 01852
978-458-1465
MA only: 1-800-336-2262
For Hearing Impaired: 978-452-4740 

Neighborhood Legal Services
Neighborhood Legal Services partners with Merrimack Valley North Shore Legal Services and the Children’s Law Center of MA to provide free legal assistance to residents of Essex County, MA.

181 Union Street, Suite 201
Lynn, MA, 01902
781-599-7730

50 Island St, Suite 203
Lawrence, MA 01840
978-686-6900

Community Legal Aid
Community Legal Aid provides civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly people in Central MA.

405 Main Street, 4th floor
Worcester, MA, 01608
508-752-3718





 

 

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