Public and Community Services
MBA offers programs for schools, community centers
Through various service programs, MBA volunteer attorneys
provide important assistance to communities across the
commonwealth. We hope that this complimentary legal expertise
allows the public to be better informed of the critical role played
by the legal system in our society, and also helps to connect
specialized, local attorneys with those needing legal advice.
Whether you are a member of the public looking
for assistance with a legal question, an attorney
searching for a volunteer opportunity, or a
student or teacher interested in
bringing law-related education to your school, you can benefit from
the MBA's public and community service programs.
Browse our programs using the left-hand navigation, or the
Also see our Frequently Asked Questions
Resources pages for links and answers to common
questions about lawyers.
The Massachusetts Bar Association is offering legal assistance
to victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Victims can access free legal help through two Dial-A-Lawyer
programs to he held in May, or by contacting the MBA and being
matched with an attorney.
The Lawyer Referral Service and Dial-A-Lawyer are free,
public service programs dedicated to directing callers to the most
appropriate legal resources.
The MBA's Public Information programming teachers
members of the public about their rights and responsibilities
under the law. Through speaking engagements, educational
presentations and special events, MBA members share their expertise
on a wide range of legal topics.
The MBA's Career Awareness programming introduces
school-aged children to the possibility of a career in the law. MBA
members are encouraged to volunteer their time to help students in
their community learn more about opportunities in the legal
The Law-Related Education initiative includes
programming in schools, youth centers and other community-based
organizations serving young people.