Welcome to GBLS

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

When they have nowhere else to turn, families and individuals living in poverty, 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 70+ attorneys and 20+ paralegals provide free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in and around Boston.

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WORKERS SUE CHINESE RESTAURANT “SICHUAN TASTE” FOR MORE THAN $230,000 OVER WAGE THEFT AND RETALIATION

October 12, 2023
Three former employees of Sichuan Taste in Malden, represented by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the Asian Outreach Center (AOC) at GBLS, filed a lawsuit against the restaurant for wage theft and retaliation in the United States District Court for the District of…

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FIRMS FILE DIRECT ACTION WITH SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT TO ENJOIN USE OF “EQUITY THEFT” LAW  

October 12, 2023
The Pioneer Public Interest Law Center and Greater Boston Legal Services filed an action with Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) to enjoin the City of Springfield from foreclosing on a home worth about $230,000 because of a $22,000 unpaid tax bill without returning the more than $200,000…

PROPOSED SETTLEMENT ABOUT EA FAMILY SHELTER PROGRAM

March 3, 2023
GBLS and Ropes & Gray sued the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) about problems in the EA family shelter program. We negotiated for more than 2 years. We finally have a proposed settlement agreement. The court has to decide whether to approve the settlement. The court will hold…

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