GBLS offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Staff is working remotely providing critical services to clients. If you are a current client, please contact your advocate directly. If you are seeking services for the first time, please contact the Eastern Region Legal Intake at 617-603-1700. For more information on how COVID-19 is impacting legal cases and what your rights are, please click here.
If you have questions about a pending Consumer Issue; Small Claims case, you may contact GBLS for intake/assistance at 617-603-1671
For assistance with filing an online Unemployment Insurance claim, call (617) 603-1530 (Spanish) or (617) 603-1639 (all other languages)
If you have a question concerning Immigration please call our Immigration Unit at 617-603-1808
Cambridge and Somerville Office: 617-603-2700
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, $32,750 for a family of 4 in 2020, 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.