Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.masslegalhelp.org/

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Hanscom AFB
HQ ESC/JA
20 Schilling Circle
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731
Phone: 781-377-2361 DSN 478-2361
http://www.hanscom.af.mil/baselegalassistance/index.asp

USCG Boston
Commander 1st Coast Guard District
408 Atlantic Ave. Rm 832
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-223-8500
http://www.uscg.mil/d1/

Military-Specific Programs:

Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Email: LRS@bostonbar.org
Phone: Military Legal Help Line - 617-742-0625

The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (BBA LRS) has a dedicated intake line to connect military personnel, veterans, and their families with lawyers and other legal resources appropriate to their needs. Referrals are made to qualified attorneys, or the appropriate legal service or government agency. The attorneys who accept referrals through the Military Legal Help Line have completed specialized training to understand the legal issues facing military members, veterans, and their families in a variety of practice areas.

Shelter Legal Services Foundation
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-552-0623
http://shelterlegalservices.org/

Providing free legal services to low-income and homeless people, with a program specifically for veterans.

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