Finding legal help

State agencies cannot act as your personal lawyer or give you legal advice. Contact the organizations below to find a lawyer in your area or to see if you qualify for free legal services for low-income individuals.

Statewide

Private lawyer referral services

(617) 654-0400

Toll-free: (866) MASS-LRS ((866) 627-7577)

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

Free small claims court advice

(833) 365-7227

Boston area

Private lawyer referral services

(781) 939-2797

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

(617) 371-1234
Toll-free: (800) 323-3205

(617) 522-3003

(617) 604-1700

Metrowest area

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

(508) 620-1830
Toll-free: (800) 696-1501

Northeastern Massachusetts

Private lawyer referral services

(978) 741-7888
 

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

(978) 458-1465

Southeastern Massachusetts

Private lawyer referral services

(508) 362-2121

(508) 990-1303

(617) 471-9693

(774) 257-4488

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

Brockton: (508) 586-2110
Fall River: (508) 676-6265
Hyannis: (508) 775-7020
 

Central Massachusetts

Private lawyer referral services

(508) 752-1311
Toll-free: (800) 622-9700

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

(855) 255-5342
TTY: (508) 755-3260

Western Massachusetts

Private lawyer referral services

(413) 773-9839

(888) 351-8038

(413) 732-4660

(413) 586-8729

Free legal representation for low-income individuals

(855) 255-5342
TTY: (508) 755-3260

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