The Lawyers Clearinghouse operates free legal clinics throughout the year at eight shelter locations. Volunteer lawyers from several Boston law firms and in-house legal departments take pro bono cases for homeless individuals. In order to qualify, clients must be homeless, using shelter services, or otherwise income eligible for free legal services.
Clients should sign up in advance if possible by contacting the shelter representative listed for each shelter. Clients who are unable to sign up in advance may still attend a clinic. We serve the following locations:
|Cardinal Medeiros Center||Contact: Jack – 617.619.6962|
|Pine Street Inn||Men’s Contacts: Ken – 617.892.9230
Women’s Contact: Catita – 617.892.9301
|St. Francis House||Contact: Fabiana – 617.457.1034|
|Bridge Over Troubled Waters||Contact: Day Staff – 617.423.9575 ext. 207|
|MBHP||Contact: Maura – 617.425.6650|
|Southampton Shelter||Contact: Pedro – 617.534.6136|
|Woods Mullen Shelter||Contact: Richelle – 617.534.7112|
We try to assist with most legal issues but do not take any domestic relations cases (divorce, custody, child support, etc) or represent defendants in criminal trials. Please contact Program Director Mia Friedman by email or at 617.778.2082 if you have any questions or need further information.
To find practical information about your legal rights, go to the MassLegalHelp website.
Legal Clinic Partners
Boston Scientific Corporation
Choate Hall & Stewart
Goulston & Storrs
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Nolan Sheehan Patten
Ropes & Gray