The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston does not provide legal services. However, Boston has two “legal incubators” which provide cost-effective legal representation, and we encourage you to take advantage of their capable services.
Both of these legal incubators, Justice Bridge (which is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Law School), and Lawyers for Affordable Justice (affiliated with Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University Law Schools), offer quality legal representation by recent law school graduates who are mentored by seasoned lawyers.
We have listed their contact information below as a courtesy, and encourage you to navigate to their websites for further assistance. God bless you and good luck.
Justice Bridge Legal Center
Justice Bridge Legal Center, U Mass School of Law, Boston Office
274 Franklin Street
67 Batterymarch Street, Lower Level
Boston, MA 02110-3110
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, walk-ins accepted.
The Center provides discounted legal services at a scaled hourly rate beginning at $50 per hour for clients falling within 225% to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $54,675 to $72,900 for a household of 4).
All legal representation is provided by recently-licensed attorneys in good standing, who carry professional liability insurance and consult with retired judges and other experienced mentors within the incubator program.
The Center provides the following services:
Legal consultation and advice, as well as limited (LAR) and full legal representation, in the following practice areas – family law (including divorce, custody, alimony, child support, modifications), housing (including evictions and breach of warranty law), consumer law, debt collection and re-finance, bankruptcy, probate, wills and trusts, immigration (special immigrant juvenile status/SIJS, unaccompanied minors), employment law, and education law (including special education appeals).
Lawyers for Affordable Justice
Lawyers for Affordable Justice
650 Beacon Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Lawyers for Affordable Justice is a collaborative legal incubator providing Boston residents with affordable legal assistance. Everyone deserves to have their rights protected. We specialize in immigration, small businesses, employment, and landlord tenant issues. Lawyers for Affordable Justice offers an alternative to those who do not qualify for free legal services.
“About Us” Description from their website:
Lawyers for Affordable Justice is not a law firm. We are a group of lawyers who practice independently in our chosen specialty areas. We are collaborators and innovators who have chosen to share resources in order to maximize the impact we can have in the community.
We are dedicated to ensuring that you are able to have the legal representation you need to ensure your rights are being protected. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Some examples of issues we can help you solve:
• You are a small business owner who needs help with contract drafting or review
• You are experiencing trouble with your apartment lease
• You need assistance with a visa or other immigration issues
• You feel you are experiencing unfair treatment or discrimination at work