Wage Theft Clinic
Wage Theft Clinic:
Next Date: Monday, November 26, 2018, 4–6:30 p.m.
Suffolk Law School, First Floor Function Room, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 (near the Park Street MBTA Station)
Wage theft and worker exploitation is rising in Massachusetts. Fortunately, there are ways volunteer attorneys can help! The Volunteer Lawyers Project has partnered with the Attorney General Office, Fair Labor Division, and various community partners* to combat wage theft and worker exploitation through a Wage Theft Clinic. These monthly clinics will provide much-needed assistance to aggrieved employees by providing workers with limited legal consultation and outreach related to workers’ rights law.
Attorneys assist on a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) basis. Not trained in LAR? Become self-certified here.
How It Works
• A paralegal or law student screens interested clients for eligibility
• A VLP attorney or experienced volunteer coordinates the project and matches clients with a volunteer. Attorneys with wage theft experience are available for mentoring and guidance.
• Volunteer attorneys may provide advice,
Benefits of Volunteering
• Limited assistance means you finish with your client on the same day. No drawn-out help with court proceedings or legal advice. However, certain wage and hour cases will be made available for full representation to our employment panel.
• Attorneys of all experience volunteer. Learn from a more experienced attorney in wage theft or provide mentorship to a younger attorney.
• Networking: Want to meet other attorneys in your area of practice? Clinics are a great way to make connections with other legal professionals.
The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides primary malpractice insurance for all pro bono work.
If you don't have experience in wage theft cases, we strongly suggest that you attend one of VLP's free trainings before volunteering. Please check our calendar for upcoming training dates. To sign up or for more information, contact Pro Bono Manager Miranda Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Current Partners: Greater Boston Legal Services Inc., Justice at Work, Lawyers for Affordable Justice, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Suffolk University Law School, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brazilian Worker Center, Brazilian Women’s Group, Chelsea Collaborative, Chinese Progressive Association, and Metrowest Worker Center.