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Boston VLP

Who We Help

VLP serves residents of Suffolk and some town in Plymouth, Norfolk, and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts. See a complete list of towns below.

We help clients who are:

Tenants facing wrongful eviction.

Survivors of domestic violence.

Workers cheated out of wages or denied lawful benefits.

Children in need of a stable home.

Elders whose economic security or health care is in jeopardy.

Elders in need of probate help. (Wills & Estates)

People with debt problems who need to file for Bankruptcy.

Unemployed workers who need help getting unemployment insurance.

In need of guardianship of a minor or of an adult Incapacitated Persons.

Non-Profit organizations who need assistance.


Not everyone is eligible for civil legal aid.

Volunteer Lawyers Project serves clients who:

  • Live in our service area;
  • Have incomes under 125% of the federal poverty guidelines or are age 60 and older;
  • Have civil legal issues aligned with our social justice priorities.

VLP serves: Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Chelsea, Cohasset, Concord, Dedham. Dover, Everett, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Hingham, Holbrook, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwell, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Wrentham.


For basic information about your legal rights or to find out about other legal services offices in Massachusetts, go to

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

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