Want help finding a lawyer in this state? The statewide public defender’s office is called the Committee for Public Counsel Services. It provides free representation for low-income defendants in criminal cases. The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has a list of 500 defense lawyers in the state. There are also three main lawyer referral services sponsored by legal organizations: Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and National Lawyers Guild. Prisoners’ Legal Services (formerly known as Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services) provides free legal services to inmates on prison issues — no criminal defense representation. You can learn more about how to work with an attorney by reading our answers to frequently asked questions.
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