How to Find Legal Help

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 GuildPrisoners’ 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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