• Call Dial-A-Lawyer

    Call Dial-A-Lawyer

    On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice at
    (617) 338-0610, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., through the MBA’s Dial-A-Lawyer program.

  • Ask A Lawyer Call-In Program

    Ask A Lawyer Call-In Program

    Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice on Wednesday, Nov. 29, by participating in the Ask A Lawyer call-in program presented jointly by the MBA and WBZ Call for Action.

  • Find a Lawyer

    Find a lawyer instantly, 24/7, using the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service, one of the largest in the nation. If you are buying/selling a home, going through a divorce, need a will, or have a legal issue, LRS helps you hire the right attorney to answer your questions.

    Let us connect you
  • Section 35 Helpline

    Call to receive free legal assistance in seeking court-ordered inpatient treatment for a family member or friend struggling with opioid addiction.

    Contact us

About Public & Community Services

The Massachusetts Bar Association offers various service and education programs to communities across the commonwealth. Need legal help? Interested in a legal career? Learn more about the MBA's public and community service programs. Contact us at communityservices@massbar.org.

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

Find a lawyer instantly, 24/7, using the MBA's LRS, one of the largest in the nation. If you are buying/selling a home, going through a divorce, need a will, or have a legal issue, LRS helps you hire the right attorney to answer your questions.

Dial-A-Lawyer

Dial-A-Lawyer

Get free legal advice by phone from volunteer attorneys on the first Wednesday of each month (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) The program is also offered twice a year in Western Mass.

Elder Law Education

Elder Law Education

Looking for Medicare/Medicaid or health care proxy information, or have probate questions? Let us know, and we will match your senior service-related agency with an attorney to answer these questions during the month of May in celebration of Law Day.

Fee Arbitration Board (FAB)

Fee Arbitration Board (FAB)

Have a legal fee dispute with an attorney or client? The FAB provides an alternative to the use of the Small Claims, District or Superior courts. The hearing has only one purpose: to decide what is the fair and reasonable value of the attorney's legal services.

Judicial Youth Corps

Judicial Youth Corps

High school students from Worcester and Springfield can learn about the judicial branch of government and fundamental principles of law. The summer program consists of two components: an orientation to the court system and a paid courthouse internship session.

Mock Trial Program

Mock Trial Program

Every year thousands of high school students across Massachusetts test their skills as lawyers and witnesses in a simulated courtroom competition. Learn how your students can get involved.

Section 35

Section 35

Call to receive free legal assistance in seeking court-ordered inpatient treatment for a family member or friend struggling with opioid addiction.

Tiered Community Mentoring Program

Tiered Community Mentoring Program

Students at the high school, college and law school levels are provided access to attorney mentors and other legal professionals, who provide an understanding of the legal profession and an awareness of the available career opportunities.

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Looking for an MBA member to speak at your next meeting or school function? Attorneys are available to talk about a wide range of legal topics, including buying and selling real estate, wills, the Bill of Rights, employee’s rights and more.

Community Events

Wednesday, November 01

MBA Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 06

MBA Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 03

MBA Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program

5:30 p.m. – 7:06 p.m.

More Events

Public & Community Services News

Monday, October 23

See the MassBar refreshed

MBA Staff

The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to unveil our new and easier-to-navigate website.

Wednesday, September 20

Friday, September 1