MA Legal Answers Online

Answer a legal question online anytime anywhere.

Mass Legal Answers Online is a virtual legal advice clinic that is part of the American Bar Association's Free Legal Answers project. It's a secure website where low-income Massachusetts residents post their legal questions and volunteer attorneys answer them, all through the same website. It launched in Massachusetts in November 2016.

How does it work?

  • Choose the questions you want to answer -- at any time, and from any location, that works for you.
  • This is a limited scope service -- the clients know in advance that your assistance is restricted to answering their civil legal question, and that you will not go to court with them or prepare any paperwork.
  • No required time commitment, although we encourage you to answer at least one question a month.
  • Open to all attorneys in good standing who are licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, or registered for pro bono status with the Board of Bar Overseers, including in-house counsel and retired attorneys.
  • Malpractice coverage provided to volunteer attorneys for legal guidance provided through the website.

Lawyers, sign up today at

For more information, email or see the video and FAQs on

Mass Legal Answers Online is a project of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute in cooperation with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association.