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7 Winthrop Square, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02110-1245
Phone: 617-367-8544


Supporting the Massachusetts legal aid community since 1983

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established by the Commonwealth to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. We are the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth.

News and Events

Pro bono service, additional state support needed to bridge justice gap, says MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation applauds new report calling for additional state funding for civil legal aid services

Report from statewide task force details need for greatly increased funding for civil legal aid in Massachusetts

MLAC Board of Directors welcomes appointment of two new members, re-appointment of former chair

Civil Legal Aid is a crucial part of the safety net for Massachusetts children. Read more at Huffington Post.

AmeriCorps members "reach down and touch the pain" to address legal needs of Massachusetts' neediest residents. Read more at Huffington Post

View MLAC's interactive 2013 annual report

Get the Latest News on the FY15 Budget Campaign


State House

The FY15 budget, effective July 2014, includes $15 million for MLAC.

The Equal Justice Coalition has more details on how civil legal aid funding is decided.