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Greater Boston Legal Services

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Melissa Gonzalez
    617-603-1604
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit legal services provider

GBLS's mission is to provide high quality legal representation in civil matters to as many low income individual families as possible. 

 

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Middlesex, Suffolk
  • Area of law: Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Public Benefits, Taxes, CORI, Criminal Record Sealing, Re-Entry
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Orientation, reference materials, training, manual and supervision.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Other Project Types: Attorneys provide legal information, advice and representation. Paralegal provide some legal information and legal representation and research. Law students assist with research, brief writing and legal representation.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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