INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

  • Mass Legal Help
    Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights.  For example, information about issues regarding health and mental health, Special Education services, immigration and many more areas.
  • ERLI
    Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) operates a free legal hotline to help low-income Massachusetts residents with legal problems by providing quality legal information and advice, and by making referrals to legal and social service agencies. To reach ERLI, call: 617- 603-1700 or 1-800-342-LAWS (5297).  You may need to wait to speak to a paralegal or lawyer when you call ERLI. Please be patient.

GENERAL RESOURCES

  • The Virtual Gateway Screening Service is a quick and easy way for people who live in Massachusetts to find out if they might be able to get help getting health care or health insurance, help paying for child care, help getting food, and help with many other needs.   
  • Mass 211 is a helpline connecting callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can dial 2-1-1 on your telephone or call 1-877-211-MASS (6277). 
  • Mass Legal Resource Finder for legal services programs located in Massachusetts
  • Legal Services Corporation for legal services programs located outside of Massachusetts

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES