Free Legal Services for Nonprofits Available Statewide
Lawyers Clearinghouse, founded in 1988 by the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association, provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts.
To be eligible for free legal assistance, the organization must:
Be nonprofit or seek to establish nonprofit status
Provide services to low or moderate income people or serve a compelling community need
Be unable to afford legal services or demonstrate that the cost of obtaining assistance would adversely affect their ability to fulfill their mission
The Clearinghouse helps with a wide range of legal issues including real estate, corporate, intellectual property, contracts, employment, formation, tax, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. See here for more information.
There is a $100#147; $200 administrative fee for successful placement of each case with the volunteer attorney. There is no charge for the legal services provided.