Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals, families and elderly residents of Western and Central Massachusetts. Community Legal Aid assists in the areas of Benefits and Employment, Elder Law, Veteran's issues, Families and Children, Housing and Homelessness, Individuals with Disabilities, CORI and ex-offender issues, and Immigration.
CLA's legal services...
Assures fair access to justice for everyone, regardless of how much money they have
Provides legal assistance in non-criminal cases to people who cannot afford a private attorney
Educates clients about their rights and responsibilities
Gives people access to information such as easy-to-follow legal forms
Helps people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families
Provides legal assistance to veterans
Provides legal assistance to ex-offenders
Provides legal assistance in the area of immigration
Languages Offered: English and Spanish. Interpretation in other languages is also available.
Program Fees: none
Eligibility: Low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts needing help with Benefits and Employment, Elder Law, Veteran's issues, CORI issues, Families and Children, Housing and Homelessness, Disability issues, and Immigration. To receive services from Community Legal Aid you must be a resident of Central or Western Mass., fall within our income guidelines or be age 60 and older, and have civil legal issues aligned with our social justice priorities.