At your hearing, you have the right to be represented by a lawyer or any other person you believe will be able to assist you in presenting your case. If you want legal representation and cannot afford to pay an attorney, local legal service providers may be able to help you.
The Massachusetts Bar Association may also be able to refer you to a lawyer who handles unemployment insurance cases. Because of the time it may take to obtain a lawyer and prepare your case, if you decide that you want a lawyer, you should arrange for representation as soon as you are informed of your disqualification. Do not wait until you are given the actual date of your hearing.
Hearings DepartmentHearings Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS): 1-617-626-6561
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