Last week, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) hosted its yearly program to train lawyers to volunteer at the Lawyer for the Day Program at the Boston Housing Court. We thought this would be a good time to inform those with a landlord/tenant issue about the resource.
If you have a case in the Boston Housing Court, and do not have a lawyer, you may be able to get legal help at no cost. The Housing Court Lawyer for the Day Program helps low-income tenants and landlords with cases in the Boston Housing Court. Volunteers are available on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm for public housing issues and on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm for both public and private housing issues. The clinic is located on the 5th floor of the courthouse, 24 New Chardon St., 5th Floor, Boston. Assistance is in court only. The volunteers for this program are not available by phone or email.
The volunteers may help eligible low-income tenants and landlords with the following:
- Brief advice
- Assistance in preparing motions
- Representation in mediation or negotiation
- Representation on a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) basis in court hearings
If you are interested in hiring a lawyer through the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service, call us today at 617-742-0625 or contact us through our online request.