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.

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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.


Your Support Makes a Difference

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

Latest News

Happy Lamb Hot Pot workers welcome wage complaint settlement

July 9, 2019
Represented by GBLS, fourteen former employees at Happy Lamb Hot Pot have settled their lawsuit, which sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for wage theft and other illegal practices, against the restaurant. The former employees, including Chinese, Latino, and Thai workers, sued the…

GBLS sues to end energy supply scam

April 13, 2019
End the energy supply scam now Greater Boston Legal Services has filed a class-action lawsuit against SFE Energy Massachusetts (“SFE”) for allegedly using unfair and deceptive practices in their door-to-door sales to solicit and sign up Massachusetts families for their costly gas and electricity…

Protecting low-income tenants in the private rental market

March 22, 2019
"Each week, I meet with low-income Asian immigrants who come to our legal clinics in Chinatown to resolve legal issues. Legal issues with housing are among the most prevalent and pressing, particularly in light of widespread displacement and rising rent costs in immigrant neighborhoods including…

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