Massachusetts licensed attorneys are permitted to represent persons
and corporations in Massachusetts courts, except by special court
order. Although individuals can choose to represent themselves ("pro
se litigants"), most people are represented by attorneys who have
a familiarity with the applicable rules, procedures and case law.
Attorneys are subject to strict ethical requirements by the Board
of Bar Overseers. This page provides referral access to prosecutors,
public defense counsel and bar association and legal aid lawyer referral
services through the Trial Court Law Libraries' portion of the web
Trial Court Law Libraries
This site provides access to many organizations that assist people with finding a lawyer or help people with specific legal and consumer assistance needs.
Public Counsel Site
This site provides access to public defenders in criminal cases. Public defenders are appointed by court order for persons who are unable to afford an attorney.