Volunteer Lawyers Project
99 Chauncy Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-423-0648 - Fax: 617-423-0061
Email: - Web site:


Free legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston. Only civil cases in following areas: housing, limited family law, consumer issues, bankruptcy and wills for the elderly and terminally ill.

The Legal Resource Finder (LRF) will help you find out if VLP or some other legal aid program might be able to help you with your legal problem. It will also give you links to information that will help you to learn more about your legal issue. The LRF only includes information about civil - not criminal - issues. Click here for the Legal Resource Finder. (

If you do not want to use the Legal Resource Finder, you can contact the Legal Advocacy Resource Center (LARC) Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC) hotline at 617-603-1700 or 1-800-342-5297 for intake.

Whatever you tell LARC is private and confidential. A LARC staff person will ask you some questions to find out if you qualify for legal services from VLP or another office. LARC may be able to give you information or advice about your legal problem.

Requirements / Restrictions:

VLP does not handle criminal cases or represent prisoners on any matter whether related to their incarceration or not. If you do not have a kind of case that VLP handles, LARC can give you information or advice, and may be able to refer you to an agency that handles that kind of case.

DCF cases are not accepted.

Must live in greater Boston, must be a U.S. citizen or have green card, and must meet federal poverty guidelines. If residency is outside city of Boston, call to find out if address is in Volunteer Lawyers Project’s service area.

Waiting time:

Depends on the issue. No emergencies can be taken.


Interpreters available for many languages.


Red/Green line: Boylston St. stop; Orange/Silver Line: Downtown Crossing/Chinatown stops

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