The Attorney General's Office acts on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and by law staff members cannot represent individual residents or provide legal advice. The following organizations can provide legal referrals, and free legal services for qualifying low-income individuals.

 

Private Lawyer Referral Services

Statewide

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(617) 654-0400
Toll-free: 1-866-MASS-LRS (1-866-627-7577)
Toll-free outside of Boston: 1-800-392-6164
TTY: (617) 338-0585

National Lawyers' Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, Lawyer Referral Service
(617) 227-7008

Boston Area

Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(617) 742-0625
Toll-free: 1-800-552-7046

Middlesex County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(781) 939-2797

Central Massachusetts

Worcester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(508) 752-1311
Toll-free: 1-800-622-9700

Northeastern Massachusetts

Essex County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(978) 741-7888
Toll-free: 1-800-228-2574

Southeastern Massachusetts

Barnstable County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(508) 362-2121

Bristol County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(508) 99-1322
Toll-free: 1-800-647-5151

Norfolk County Bar Association Legal Referral Service
(617) 471-9693

Plymouth County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(508) 584-6600

Western Massachusetts

Berkshire Bar Association
(413) 442-5999

Franklin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(413) 773-9839

Hampden County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(413) 732-4648

Hampshire County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(413) 586-8729

 

Free Legal Representation for Low-Income Individuals

Statewide

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC)
(617) 603-1700
Toll-free: 1-800-342-5297
(617) 603-1815 on Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Boston Area

Greater Boston Legal Services
(617) 371-1234
Toll-free: 1-800-323-3205
TTY: (617) 371-1228

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (law student program with attorney supervision)
(617) 495-4408

Harvard Mediation Program
(617) 495-1854

Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (law student program with attorney supervision)
(617) 522-3003

Volunteer Lawyers Project
(617) 423-0648
TTY: (617) 338-6790

Metrowest Area

MetroWest Legal Services
(508) 620-1830
Toll-free: 1-800-696-1501

Central Massachusetts

Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
(508) 752-3718
Toll-free: 1-800-649-3718
TTY: (508) 755-3260

Massachusetts Justice Project - Worcester
(508) 831-9888
Toll-free: 1-888-427-8989

Northeastern Massachusetts

Neighborhood Legal Services / Merrimack Valley Legal Services
(978) 686-6900
Toll-free 1-800-747-5056

Southeastern Massachusetts

South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Brockton: (508) 586-2110, or toll-free (800) 244-8393
Cape Cod & Islands: (508) 775-7020, or toll-free (800) 742-4107
Fall River: (508) 676-6265, or toll-free (800) 287-3777
New Bedford: (508) 979-7150, or toll-free (800) 929-9721

New Center for Legal Advocacy
Toll-free: 1-800-244-9023
TTY: (508) 990-7755

Western Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts Legal Services
Hampden County: (413) 781-7814, or toll-free 1-800-639-1109
Hampshire County: (413) 584-4034, or toll-free 1-800-639-1309
Franklin County: (413) 774-3747, or toll-free 1-800-639-1309
Berkshire County: (413) 499-1950, or toll-free 1-800-639-1509

Massachusetts Justice Project - Holyoke
(413) 533-2660
Toll-free 1-800-639-1209

 

Small Claims Court Advice

Harvard University Small Claims Advisory Service (student program)
(617) 497-5690