GBLS Services During the Coronavirus

GBLS staff are working from outside of our office due to the coronavirus. We are committed to continuing our work on behalf of low-income families and individuals during this crisis. GBLS helps people regardless of their immigration status in all of our work.

Welcome to GBLS

Every week, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of the neediest residents in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.

When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to GBLS for help to secure the most basic necessities of life.

Read their stories and how GBLS makes a difference.

Get Legal Help

At Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), our team of 69 attorneys and 17 paralegals provide free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in and around Boston.


Your Support Makes a Difference

Every week, there are hundreds of people we cannot help because of lack of resources.

Latest News

Massachusetts bill would auto-seal criminal records for those who are eligible

June 21, 2022
“The current CORI sealing process has a significant backlog which prevents people from accessing housing and jobs and disproportionately impacts low-income communities and communities of color. The current system is so complicated that people often cannot navigate it without legal assistance,”…

MBTA still has ‘much work to do’ to make system ADA accessible

June 10, 2022
“'It’s hard to believe that the Daniels-Finegold v. MBTA case is 20 years old,' said lead plaintiff Joanne Daniels-Finegold. 'As we stated in the settlement agreement, a safe, reliable and accessible trip should be and must be afforded to all passengers.' Greater Boston Legal Services, which…

Help Boston’s working families struggling with debt

June 9, 2022
The debt crisis does not always get the attention it deserves, despite its astronomical impact on our community. Many working families often feel shame about being in debt and are hesitant to talk about it. The debt crisis, however, is not driven by profligate spending. It comes from hardworking…

Data Security Incident

Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (GBLS) recently discovered that some individuals’ personal information may have been acquired when an unauthorized third party gained access to the GBLS computer network. Click here to read more about what GBLS has been doing upon learning of the incident.

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Greater Boston Legal Services will not discriminate against any person seeking services based upon race, ethnicity, color, gender, age, religion, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.