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Lawyer for the Day at the Boston Housing Court

Attorneys are needed to advise and represent low-income tenants and landlords at Boston Housing Court on Wednesday (public housing cases) and Thursday (private housing cases) mornings. This project is a joint effort of VLP and the Real Estate section of the Boston Bar Association. It provides lawyers to both landlords and tenants on Thursday mornings at the Boston Housing Court. In some cases, lawyers have the opportunity to represent a client in mediation which is concluded that day.
For more information or to sign up for this project, attorneys may contact Attorney  Milton Wong

Volunteer Lawyers Project assists pro se landlords and tenants at Boston Housing Court, primarily in matters involving eviction. Our volunteer attorneys and law students:

  • Provide brief advice
  • Assist in preparing pleadings or motions
  • Represent clients in mediation or negotiation
  • Represent clients on a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) basis in court hearings

If you don't have experience in housing cases, we strongly suggest that you attend one of VLP's free Housing Law 101 classes before volunteering. Please check for upcoming training dates.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides primary malpractice insurance for all pro bono work done under this project. Any person making an LAR appearance must first complete LAR training, available online at

Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Courtroom 15 (5th Floor) of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon Street in Boston.

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We encourage you to sign up ahead of time online for these projects.

There is a sign-up button for each project listed above. You can also find links to all the projects by clicking the button below.

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If you have questions or problems signing up, please contact Barbara Siegel at or 617-423-0648 x123. 

As of January, 2015, we are using a new online signup system called VolunteerSpot It will be easier to use (no passwords to remember) and it offers a very robust FREE version. VolunteerSpot makes it easy for us to organize the clinics, projects and trainings that help you make a difference to our clients.

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