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Legal Answers Online

Legal Answers Online

Legal Answers Online

This program is a project of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute in cooperation with Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Answer a question anytime from anywhere

Mass Legal Answers Online is a virtual legal advice clinic that is part of the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers project. Launched in 2016, the secure Q&A website lets low-income Massachusetts residents to post their legal questions and allows volunteer attorneys to answer them.

How it works:

  • Choose the questions you want to answer — at any time and from any location.
  • This is a limited scope service — the clients know in advance that your assistance is restricted to answering their civil legal question, and that you will not go to court with them or prepare any paperwork.
  • No required time commitment, although we encourage you to answer at least one question a month.
  • Open to all attorneys in good standing who are licensed to practice law in Massachusetts or registered for pro bono status with the Board of Bar Overseers, including in-house counsel and retired attorneys.
  • Malpractice coverage provided to volunteer attorneys for legal guidance provided through the website.



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