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Press Releases

Press Releases

March 12, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has decided that a relationship conducted via Skype, email, and other electronic means can constitute a dating relationship for purposes of obtaining a restraining order. 

March 12, 2013

WORCESTER — The state’s highest court has issued a decision clarifying the correct standard that judges should use when deciding requests for modifications of child support orders. The case, Morales v. Morales, was a victory for Community Legal Aid’s client, Marlene Morales.

March 05, 2013

By Georgia Katsoulomitis, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

January 17, 2013

WORCESTER – Community Legal Aid resolved a lawsuit filed on behalf of a single mother who was unlawfully denied an apartment. The complaint, which was filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleged that a local landlord refused to rent to plaintiff Shaunalee Reyes because she had two children.

July 05, 2011

Worcester, Mass. (July 5, 2011) – Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts (LACCM) and Western Massachusetts Legal Services (WMLS) have joined forces to become Community Legal Aid (CLA). CLA provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties.


You can also send a check made out to Community Legal Aid, Inc. to:

Community Legal Aid
405 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01608 

If you have any questions about making a gift to Community Legal Aid,
please call our Development Director:

Tom Navin
at 413-727-7115 or email


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