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.

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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

How a tweak to a popular rental voucher program is reshaping where people live in Boston

November 12, 2022
"Every year a child spends in a high-opportunity neighborhood increases the likelihood that they attend college and boosts their lifetime earnings . . . . Living in the midst of poverty hurts people’s emotional and behavioral health and reduces the chances for upward mobility. Lauren Song, a…

What to do if you are sued on an old credit card debt?

November 9, 2022
"The most important advice is to go to court to contest the debt. If your case is in the Small Claims sessions (for cases under $7,000) in Roxbury, Dorchester, BMC Central, East Boston, Charlestown or Chelsea, there are free legal services lawyers who can advise you of your rights, and in some…

State launches investigation into whether BPS violates education rights of students with disabilities

October 25, 2022
"Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Greater Boston Legal Services . . . [allege that] BPS transportation services are 'inadequate, in complete disarray, and disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities.'” Please click here to read the full article.

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.