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How to get help

How to get help

Before you apply to CLA for help,  go to Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder to find out if CLA handles your type of legal issue. 

There are two ways to apply for legal help from CLA:

Apply online
Apply by phone

You can also get answers to a lot of common legal questions by going to MassLegalHelp.org or other online resources.

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Important Information

To be eligible for free legal assistance from CLA, generally you must:

  • Be low-income, or aged 60 or older;
  • Live in central or western Massachusetts;
  • Have a civil (non-criminal) legal issue relating to one of the areas of law listed on the left.