If we can’t help you, maybe some of these resources can. Below we have provided emergency hotlines, additional legal help, basic legal information that is available to the public, and trusted links.
Emergency Hotlines and Services
Safelink Domestic Violence Hotline
Confidential hotline, open 24/7.
Translation services in over 140 languages
Child Abuse & Neglect
Abuse & Neglect of
Persons with Disabilities:
Disabled Persons Protection Commission Hotline
Management Agency (MEMA)
Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency help
The Legal Resource Finder
This site directs you to legal aid programs
that might be able to help you (civil not criminal)
Mass Legal Answers Online
Mass Bar Association’s Dial-A-Lawyer
Have a question for a lawyer? Ask it online free.
Topics: family law, bankruptcy, real estate, labor and consumer rights
Lawyers for the Day
Attorneys volunteer to help low-income clients for free. This service is not available at every courthouse. Check with your courthouse to see if attorneys will be available to help you.
This site provides information about age related needs and answers common questions regarding assisted living, nursing homes, insurance, and home safety, among other things.
Basic Legal Information
Find practical information about your legal rights in Massachusetts. Includes information about Children and Families, Consumer & Debt, Criminal Records CORI , Disability, Domestic Violence, Employment and Unemployment, Health and Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Income and Benefits, School
Massachusetts Court System Self Help
Abuse & Harassment, Civil Appeals, Consumer Protection, Court Basics, Criminal Law, Families, Children & Divorce, Guardianship, Housing, Name Changes, Small Claims, Tickets & Traffic Offenses, Wills & Estates