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Lawyer referral services and information on legal resources. Most of these organizations can provide an attorney for free or at a low cost.

Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS): 617-482-6212

CPCS, the Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts, provides legal representation in Massachusetts for those who cannot afford an attorney in all matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel.  CPCS can provide legal representation in criminal, delinquency, youthful offender, child welfare, mental health, sexually dangerous person and sex offender registry cases, as well related appeals and post-conviction matters.  Call or go to their website to find an attorney.

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Mass Legal Help

Mass Legal Help has a lot of information on different legal issues such as child welfare, mental health, housing, and domestic violence, among others.  Use the website to search for information on your legal issue, or use their "Find Legal Aid" tool to search for an attorney. 

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Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: 1-866-624-7577

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service will assist you in finding an attorney in your area to answer questions and help resolve legal problems.  Their website also has information about legal issues and how to choose a lawyer for your case.

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Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS): 617-371-1234

GBLS provides free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals in Boston and 31 additional cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.  GBLS attorneys can help with issues such as child support, custody cases, restraining order, and accessing public benefits, among others.  Call or go to their website to find legal help.

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Legal Resource Finder: 617-603-1700

The Legal Resource Finder website can help you find an attorney in your community that may be able to help you for free or at a low cost.  There is also legal information and self-help materials available on the website.  Legal Resource Finder serves Eastern Massachusetts.

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Children's Law Center of Massachusetts (CLCM): 1-888-543-5298

The Children's Law Center has a statewide helpline to help parents, youth, and other professionals with their legal issues, including help finding an attorney.  CLCM commonly takes calls regarding educational issues, juvenile justice issues, and the rights of children who have aged out of foster care or other state services.

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Disability Law Center: 617-723-8455

The Disability Law Center provides legal representation for Massachusetts residents with disabilities, including physical, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.  Disability Law Center works on issues such as special education rights, access to healthcare, and access to state services, among others. 

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Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC): 617-388-2345

MHLAC provides information and referrals to those facing a legal problem related to a mental health issue.  MHLAC can also provide legal representation in certain cases related to mental health, such as school suspensions/expulsion and custody/visitation issues. 

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