The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established 30 years ago 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.
Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyers Journal highlights efforts to ensure representation in civil cases
Our annual report for fiscal year 2012 is now available online [PDF]
Massachusetts House of Representatives Increases Civil Legal Aid Funding
to $13 Million for Fiscal Year 2014 [PDF]
Need help with a legal issue related to the Boston Marathon bombings or want to volunteer? The Massachusetts Bar Association has set up an assistance program
New Public Welfare publication promotes legal aid as a powerful tool to enhance grantmaker impact [PDF]
MLAC welcomes new Boston Bar Association effort to strengthen civil legal aid
With a new task force, BBA president J.D. Smeallie hopes to reverse the trend of declining legal aid funding and begin to expand civil legal aid for the poor, saving the state money in the process. For more on the task force, which is still in the planning stage and expects to issue a report in 2014, read Smeallie's letter in the Boston Bar Journal.