Lawyer for the Day at the Boston Housing Court
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 www.vlpnet.org 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 http://www.vlpnet.org/resources/folder.261320-Limited_Assistance_Representation_LAR.
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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