Legal Help

Legal Help

Legal Help for Seniors

Legal Support For Low-Income or Housing Insecure

Legal Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence or Crimes

  • Women’s Bar Association – Free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and low-income seniors seeking end-of-life documents such as simple wills, health care proxies or powers of attorney.
  • MA Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime – Legal help if you have been the victim of or survivor of a crime and are dealing with a legal issue (e.g. divorce, bankruptcy, child support) because of it.

General Legal Resources

  • Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder – Answer questions about your legal situation and be directed to relevant resources and services. The programs listed are exclusively nonprofits.
  • Mass Legal Answers Online – Directly ask an attorney legal questions (up to 3 per year). For people with low-income and low savings, who are not incarcerated or charged with a crime, and who do not already have a lawyer.
  • MassBar Dial-a-Lawyer – Free legal assistance on the first Wednesday of every month. Call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. There is no limit to the number of calls you can make, or how many times you call during the year.
  • Court Service Centers – Legal information and support completing court forms for probate and family court (in-person and remote).
  • Chat with a Law Librarian – Text your concrete question to (866) 885-6277. Available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. -4 p.m, chat online here, or use Zoom video chat on Thursdays between 1pm-2pm.