Get Help

GBLS is currently open by appointment. The best ways to reach us for legal advice or help are below. You can also contact the Eastern Region Legal Intake at 617-603-1700 for help.

For more information on how the pandemic impacted legal cases and what your rights are, please click here.

GBLS helps people regardless of their immigration status in all of our work.

Type of Problem

Special Services

  • Asian Outreach Center617-603-1809 Leave your name, phone number, and a brief summary of what you need help with. We will call you back in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or English to set up a phone appointment. For additional Asian Outreach Legal Clinic information click here.

  • Cambridge and Somerville Office (CASLS)617-603-2700 CASLS covers Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Winchester, and Woburn for help with housing, public benefits, EA shelter, and mental health law problems.

For other legal problems call Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) at 617-603-1700

For other resources: GBLS helps people regardless of their documentation status in all of the areas of our legal work. Here are some places for other kinds of help. For other resources click here.

For other resources for Boston residents click here.

GBLS is here to help you access important services and benefits that protect you and your loved ones.

We can answer your questions and help you understand your rights. If we determine that you need an attorney and that we can take your case, we will provide you with high-quality representation every step of the way.

Do You Qualify?

GBLS serves low income families and individuals (earning up to 125% of the poverty level, $33,125 for a family of 4 in 2021, or up to 200% in limited circumstances) in the 47 towns and cities in Greater Boston listed below. Certain services may be available without income limits or less strict limits for elders, victims of crimes and their survivors, persons with disabilities, and in limited assistance clinics. In addition to our regular service area below, Middlesex and Essex county residents seeking assistance with Medicare are also eligible without income restrictions. Applicants for services under the Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime (CLAVC) grant are not required to be income eligible.

What We Do

GBLS attorneys and paralegals can assist with many civil (non-criminal) legal problems. An attorney or paralegal may give you advice, assist you in completing forms in a clinic, or represent you in court.


Contact GBLS

GBLS is open on an appointment-only basis. If you need to speak with an advocate, please call 617-371-1234. You can also contact the Eastern Region Legal Intake at 617-603-1700.

  • Hours: 9-5, M-F excluding state and federal holidays at both our main office and Cambridge office.
  • We will accommodate your disability and language access needs.

If We Can't Help You

If we are unable to help you, you may qualify for help from a different legal services agency or benefit from self-help materials.