Searching for a lawyer is not an easy task.  This section provides information to help you look up a specific lawyer or search for free or low-cost legal help from a variety of organizations.  

Free and Low Cost Legal Aid

If you think you need a lawyer, but are worried about the cost, you may be eligible for free or low cost legal services. There are a number of legal aid organizations throughout the state. A good place to start is the Mass. Legal Services web site. It will ask you to answer a few simple questions in order to find programs for which you might be eligible. Legal Resource Finder: Find Legal Aid

Limited Assistance from a Lawyer

Information for litigants in the Boston Municipal Court, District Court, Housing Court, Land Court and Probate and Family Court only. This process allows attorneys to assist self-represented litigants with selected documents or appearances without taking on full representation. Limited Assistance Representation

Lawyer Referral Services

Bar Associations may be able to refer you to an experienced attorney. Massachusetts Legal Referral  

Look Up a Massachusetts Lawyer by Name or City

Locate an attorney by name or city. Mass. Board of Bar Overseers' Lawyer Lookup

Tips on Choosing a Lawyer

The Mass. Bar Association provides you with information on what lawyers do and how they charge. It also provides a synopsis of the ways a lawyer might structure her fee and includes a brief description of your right to a court appointed attorney. Choosing a Lawyer