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.

Get Legal Help

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.

Video

Your Support Makes a Difference

Every week, there are hundreds of people we cannot help because of lack of resources.

Latest News

Somerville Activists Seek to Combat Rampant Wage Theft

November 20, 2019
"[GBLS fellow attorney Ben Traslavina], who has been helping craft the language that would essentially replace the existing ordinance, noted that while it's difficult to prosecute employers, cities and towns have power. 'We do have, as a municipality, the power to decide what businesses can work…

'My Family Will Fight': One Cambodian Refugee's Check-In With ICE

October 3, 2019
" ‘I start from nothing to something. I have a home, two pets, a car, and a family. The American dreams. Even though I'm living with fear, I'm still making it work for my family," [GBLS client Saray Im] said. ‘I can't give up.' " Please click here to read the WBUR story.

Asian American groups oppose Cambodian refugee deportations

September 28, 2019
" ‘In Massachusetts, the state with the nation’s second largest Cambodian community, at least 10 residents have received them' ", said Bethany Li, director of GBLS’ Asian Outreach Project. Please click here to read the Associated Press story.

Our Partners

MLAC
United Way
GuideStar
Cummings Foundation
Charity Navigator Four Star Charity