Suffolk Family Law Clinic

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

Court Service Center of the Edward Brook Courthouse in Boston.

As a volunteer attorney, you give legal advice and assist with drafting pleadings on a variety of family law topics including divorce, custody, paternity, contempt and modification actions. This is a Limited Assistance Representation project.  You do not file an appearance.


If you do not have experience in family law cases, please take VLP's free Family Law 101 and Family 102 classes before volunteering. Please check for upcoming training dates.

Because this is a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) project, the attorney should complete the LAR training.  Click here for links to LAR training materials and forms.  It is free and requires viewing a video or live training and reading written materials.

Volunteers for this project and other pro bono activities are welcome to join our listservs. You can discuss issues and raise questions that come up in your pro bono work. To join a listserv, go to and click on listservs on the left side of the page. You will need to register for the VLP website.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides primary malpractice insurance for pro bono work done under this project.

To sign up:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

 If you have questions, please contact Cindy Palmquist

Location: Suffolk County Probate & Family Court, Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St. Boston (Directions). The Clinic is held at the Court Service Center on the 2rd Floor of the Brooke Courthouse, behind security near the second floor rear entrance.
Time: Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


VLP/Senior Partners for Justice, partnering with the Women’s Bar Foundation and Community Legal Services And Counseling Center run the clinic.