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

Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders will no longer be unlawfully suspended

November 16, 2018
Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders will no longer be unlawfully suspended: GBLS reaches settlement with Boston Public Schools. GBLS is happy to announce that on November 15, 2018 our clients and Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille signed a settlement agreement wherein BPS…

GBLS Announces Partnership with Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund

November 2, 2017
GBLS is one of 10 organizations selected to receive a grant from the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund. "Immigrants are vital members of our society...this grant will enable GBLS to work with community-based organizations and provide needed legal support," said GBLS Executive Director…

GBLS Receives a 2-year Grant to Provide Civil Legal Services to Crime Victims

October 27, 2017
GBLS Receives Funding to Provide Free Civil Legal Services for Area Crime Victims Greater Boston Legal Services has received a two-year sub-grant totaling more than $1,281,000 to provide civil legal services to crime victims residing in Boston and other cities and towns in the greater Boston area…

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