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Legal Assistance

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How to contact us:
If you need legal assistance call: (781) 893-4793 (TTY: (781) 736-9006) and ask to speak with our Intake Worker.

Our office is located at:
24 Crescent Street, Suite 202
Waltham, MA
02453
Fax: (781) 893 -4799

The office is accessible to people with disabilities. If necessary, home visits are available.

Who we are:
The Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau is a legal services office and a training site for Boston College law students. Cases are handled by law students who are supervised by staff attorneys.

The program is funded by Boston College Law School and through grants from Greater Boston Legal Services and Springwell Corporation.

Who we help:
Our services are free for low income residents of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. Services for small businesses and entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and first-time home buyers are free for eligible clients in greater Boston.

If you are 60 years old or older, our Elder Project provides information, advice, and referral to residents of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston, regardless of income.

Low income elders may qualify for full legal representation in some civil cases.

Kinds of cases we handle:

  • Public Benefits (Social Security Disability, Department of Transitional Assistance Benefits, Mass Health)
  • Housing 
  • Domestic Violence, Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Visitation 
  • Unemployment Compensation 
  • Elder Related Issues
  • Small Business, Nonprofit, and Real Estate Matters through the Community Enterprise Clinic

Kinds of cases we do not handle:
The Legal Assistance Bureau does not handle criminal cases.

Where can I go if the Legal Assistance Bureau cannot assist me?
There are many organizations that provide different kinds of legal services in the Boston metropolitan area. Please visit our links page for more information.