Massachusetts Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in Massachusetts.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Massachusetts - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC) is a volunteer-based agency combining legal assistance with mental health counseling. Legal services offered by volunteer lawyers include disability benefits, family law, housing and immigration law.
Complaints About Attorneys
The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers offers information about filing a complaint against a lawyer and provides links to agencies that handle attorney discipline.
Limited Assistance Representation
View information about limited assistance representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, document preparation, coaching, court appearances for difficult parts of the case, and other tasks as agreed. Links to lists of qualified attorneys and required forms are included.
Working With a Lawyer
View information about working with a lawyer, including payment, confidentiality, criminal matters, and complaints.
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Consumer Advocacy and Response Division offers information about its consumer protection services, debt, mortgages and foreclosures, and utilities; a list of complaints against businesses; a directory of local consumer programs; and forms and instructions for filing a consumer complaint.
Attorney Discipline Records
The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers offers online listings of attorney discipline decisions from 1999 through the present, including admonitions, administrative suspensions, and dismissals.
Search the Board of Bar Overseers directory of Massachusetts attorneys by name, bar number, and location.
Legal Services Directory
Search a directory of Massachusetts organizations offering free and low-cost legal services by location, household information, and legal issue.
Find links to a directory of organizations offering free or low-cost legal services, "Lawyer for the Day" volunteer lawyer programs, limited assistance representation, lawyer referral services, and Massachusetts and national lawyer directories.
Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Massachusetts Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, a Dial-A-Lawyer free advice service by telephone, and free presentations about elder law.
Lawyer Fee Disputes
The Massachusetts Bar Association offers an arbitration program to help resolve fee disputes between lawyers and clients.
Barnstable County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Barnstable County Lawyer Referral
The Barnstable County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone.
Barnstable County Probate and Family Court Legal Assistance
The Barnstable County Bar Association offers a Lawyer of the Day program, which provides income-eligible and senior parties in Probate and Family Court cases with free assistance with pleadings, documents, forms, and court procedure.
Berkshire County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Berkshire County Lawyers
Search a directory of Berkshire County Bar Association members by name, city, and area of practice; or view the complete directory in alphabetical order.
Bristol County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Bristol County Lawyer Referral
The Bristol County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, fax, or mail.
Bristol County Probate and Family Court Lawyers
View a directory of lawyers who practice in Bristol County Probate and Family Court.
Bristol County Probate and Family Court Legal Assistance
View information about legal assistance available in Bristol County Probate and Family Court, including the Lawyer of the Day program, links to legal aid and lawyer referral services, and a link to the Limited Assistance Representation Program.
Bristol County Victim and Witness Help
The Bristol County District Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance Program provides crime victims and witnesses with information about victims' rights and the court process, case status notification, crisis intervention, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with victim compensation and victim impact statements.
Norfolk County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Norfolk County Victim Help
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office provides crime victims with information about the court process, case status notification, crisis intervention, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with victim compensation, victim impact statements, restitution, and return of property. A glossary of terms and a guide for witnesses are also provided.