"Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building, it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists...it is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status."                      

 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Po

LEGAL SERVICES

FAMILY LAW CLINIC

Legal representation for low-income individuals and families within Essex County, Northern Middlesex and surrounding  Greater Boston towns who are either at/or below the poverty guidelines.

 

Domestic Violence


Divorce Support


Custody, Visitation, and Child Support


MGL Chapter 209A, 258E, and post 209A domestic relations issues



IMMIGRATION LEGAL REPRESENTATION PROGRAM

 Permanent Residency


Path to U.S. Citizenship


Removal Proceedings


Visas


Discrimination


VAWA Visas 

LEGAL - HEALTH AID IN LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS

 Bringing legal assistance to seriously ill low-income patients in medical settings. Legal Justice Access partners with medical professionals to help low-income patients navigate housing, credit, and public benefit issues.


Public Benefit Application Assistance


Elder Advocacy


SSI/SSDI Application Assistance
Patient Advocacy 

INCOME-BASED REPRESENTATION PROGRAM

The income-based project is for those low-income individuals  who are above income levels, but living paycheck to paycheck and are financially unable to afford private attorney services. According to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, there is a growing population in this category. We have seen situations where low-income clients are denied access to legal services because they are a few dollars over the income level. If you fall within this category, we ensure that you get access to a lawyer. Please note that those within this category are assessed an administrative fee. 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ADVOCACY PROGRAM

 MGL ch. 209 A and post 209 A legal matters


Requesting Harrassment Prevention Orders (MGL ch. 258E)

 

Free Domestic Violence Victims' Advocacy Program 


Restraining orders


Community Resource Referral Program 

COMMUNITY LAW PROJECT (CLP) IN LOW - INCOME COMMUNITIES

  

Our free community legal workshops offer a platform for assisting pro se litigants, and educating low-income communities about legal issues that affect their everyday lives