For the Public

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 lists below.

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions and Legal Resources pages for links and answers to common questions about lawyers.

MBA Marathon Bombing Victims Legal Assistance Program

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.

Need a Lawyer?

The Lawyer Referral Service and Dial-A-Lawyer are free, public service programs dedicated to directing callers to the most appropriate legal resources.

Public Information

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.

Career awareness

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 field.

Law-Related Education

The Law-Related Education initiative includes programming in schools, youth centers and other community-based organizations serving young people.

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