Essex Probate and Family Court lawyer for the day

Receive basic legal advice, help with understanding laws and your rights, and assistance with filling out forms.


Lawyer for the day is currently available in person and virtual. For additional information and registry assistance, please visit the virtual registry.

Days and Times

Virtual Program Days/Hours:

In-Person Salem Program Days/Hours:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The program runs on a first come first served basis.



Registry of the Probate and Family Court


Those seeking assistance from the program must fill out an income eligibility form to determine if the individual qualifies for services.

**Please be advised that there may be a need to close the list at a reasonable time to ensure that all individuals have enough time to meet with an attorney.


Legal advice and guidance; answer case-related questions; discuss legal options and strategy

Other information

Coordinated by the Essex County Bar Association: (978) 741-7888

Registry: (978) 744-1020

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