Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)

LAR permits attorneys to assist clients on a limited basis without fully representing the client in all aspects of litigation.  The client and attorney agree on the specific, discrete tasks to be performed by each.  Depending on the nature of the attorney’s involvement, the attorney may or may not enter an appearance with the court.  Read more

Lawyer for the Day Programs

Some courts have volunteer lawyers who help you with your case for that day only. Every program is different and has its own rules. A program might:

  • Give you basic legal advice and help with strategy
  • Help you identify and fill out court forms
  • Answer legal questions you may have about your case (i.e. evidence you will need)
  • Represent you in mediation or in front of the judge (not in Probate and Family Court).

 Check with your court to make sure the Lawyer for the Day program will be open on the day that you will be in court. More on Lawyer for the Day Programs

Civil Appeals Clinic

If you have questions about how to appeal a judgment or decision, the Civil Appeals Clinic may be able to help. At the Clinic, free attorneys can explain the process for appealing a judgment or decision and answer questions about it.  The Clinic is run by the Volunteer Lawyers Project and held at the Appeals Court Clerk’s Office on Wednesdays between 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Please be advised that the Civil Appeals Clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys and is limited to low-income persons who qualify for services. You will be screened for income, assets, and case type, among other things, before a volunteer attorney can meet with you.  For more information about the screening process, please contact  Learn more about the Civil Appeals Clinic