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

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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Property Rights of Unmarried Couples

While no one wants a relationship failure, the fact is that it happens. If you have entered into joint ownership of real estate or a joint living arrangement with a partner, the economic fallout from a break up may be financially damaging.  While we can’t help with the emotional part, we can help you plan…

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#dontpostit

Common Sense for Social Media The internet lives forever and what you post also lives on and can come back to haunt you, particularly if you are engaged in a court case of any sort. In the first instance, it is important to remember that anything you post on social media is most likely admissible…

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