MA-Civil Legal Aid Directory

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Every day in Massachusetts, individuals and families with low incomes confront civil legal problems affecting their ability to secure the most basic necessities of life.

This Directory provides detailed information about entities that provide free civil legal help or other legal information to those unable to afford an attorney and those that seek to improve the administration of justice. This Directory offers resources for collaboration and coordination among these entities and informs both those considering financial contributions to support this work and the general public.

Depending on your needs, additional resources may help.

Find a lawyer

Are you a Massachusetts resident looking for a free or low cost lawyer? Use the  Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder to get help.

Get Legal Information

Looking for legal information and self-help tools? Visit MassLegalHelp to get practical information about your legal rights in Massachusetts.


Are you a Massachusetts attorney looking to put your legal skills to work for the public good? Visit MassProBono to learn more.

This Directory is the product of the Revenue Enhancement Committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. This Committee seeks to increase the funding of civil legal services through innovative means, including new sources of state, federal, foundation, and private philanthropy funding.

How to Search the Directory

  • You can search this Directory by using one or more search terms to filter results.
  • You can search by one or more of these search terms: name (or acronym) of LSO or MA-CLA program, category of legal service, county served, or municipality (city or town) served.

(Note: There are dropdown menus for category of legal service, county served, and municipality served. Click on the term(s) that you want to search.)

Select as many search terms as you want in the search term boxes below and then press
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Adding more search terms will reduce the number of results. If your search generates a “No Results” message, expand the scope of your search by eliminating one or more filters or by using broader search terms (e.g., county served instead of municipality served).



The total number of and a listing of all LSOs or MA-CLA programs that satisfy your search terms will appear on the search results page. The example search results page below shows the search results for organizations or programs that provide Disability Law services. Click on any one of the listed LSOs or MA-CLA programs to view its details page.

search results page


The details page for each LSO or MA-CLA program will display information such as: key contacts, legal services provided, mission statement, organization summary, office location(s), office hours, service areas, special projects, legal services facts and figures, and financial data. A sample details page is below.

Example LSO Details Page


From its details page in this Directory, you can directly contact key people (e.g., Executive Director or Development Officer) at an LSO or MA-CLA program or ask questions or make comments about the LSO or MA-CLA program by clicking on one of the buttons on its details page.