Here you will find the latest announcements and reminders about your Legal Services Fund benefits. Please check this page often for the latest updates.

COVID-19 Travel Order

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible. All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning…

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Conselho Jurídico Gratuito, Sem Custo Para Você

Inglês ou espanhol aqui.   Estamos juntos, não importa o que aconteça — incluindo quando se trata de casos legais. Se você está comprando sua primeira casa, se estiver envolvido em acidente de trânsito, ou se precisa de aconselhamento para qualquer processo judicial, podemos oferecer representação e consultoria jurídica gratuita, para até 3 casos qualificados…

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Consejería legal gratuita para usted

Leer en inglés o portugués.    Estamos juntos pase lo que pase – incluyendo cuando de casos legales se trata. Sea el caso que usted está comprando su primera casa, tuvo un accidente de tránsito o necesita consejos para un caso en la corte, podemos proveerle consejos legales y representación de forma gratuita por hasta…

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Free Legal Counsel, At No Cost to You

Read here in Spanish or Portuguese.   We stand together no matter what — including when it comes to legal cases. Whether you’re buying your first home, got into a traffic accident, or need advice for an upcoming court case, we can provide you with free legal counsel and representation for up to 3 qualifying cases…

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Courthouse Closures

Massachusetts courthouses will remain closed to the general public until at least July 1, 2020, except for emergencies. The Trial Court departments have issued standing orders and guidelines specifying what constitutes an emergency matter in that particular court and have posted all such orders and guidelines on the Court System Response to COVID-19 webpage. The…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court – New Order

The Supreme Judicial Court issued a new order regarding the operation of Massachusetts state courts and courthouses in June. The order will go into effect June 1, 2020, and replace the current order which was effective on May 4, 2020. A comparison of the key provisions of the May and June orders is available on the court’s website.  In addition,…

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Courthouse Closures

Massachusetts courthouses will be closed to the general public until at least May 4, 2020, except for emergencies. Emergencies must be determined and approved by the presiding judge and Chief Justice of the applicable Trial Court department. If you have a court date scheduled during the month of April, it will be rescheduled to a…

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MA Courts and Legal Services Office Closure

MA courts are closed today, March 16 and Tuesday March 17. The Legal Services office will reopen on Wednesday. Our answering service is available but only on the main number – 781-273-3939. Individual attorneys can be reached by email. Mary P. O’Malley, Administrator can be reached at momalley@mllsf.org. 

Motor Vehicle Traffic Stops

Tips if you are ever pulled over by law enforcement while operating a motor vehicle: Put on your signal immediately, and pull over in a place that is safe for you and the officer; If it’s nighttime, turn on your overhead light; Lower all of your windows all of the way; Keep your hands visible…

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