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Lawyers for Civil Rights provides representation, advice, and referrals primarily for residents of Massachusetts and surrounding communities who experience discrimination or harassment in employment, housing, education, or voting. We also provide free legal support to qualifying entrepreneurs and small businesses.

We only handle cases with civil rights implications. We do not handle individual eviction or family law cases.

If you need legal help, please use this form to contact us. Since we have limited bandwidth and capacity, we will only respond if your matter is aligned with our mission and priorities.

Other legal resources

The Boston Bar Association
“The Boston Bar Association (BBA), the oldest bar association in the United States, is the hub of the legal profession in Boston, Massachusetts. The Association’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large.”

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
“The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the state’s chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination on a variety of bases and areas, and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach and training.”

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC is a federal agency that enforces a variety of federal laws that prohibit discrimination.

Boston Area Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center, Room 601
Boston, MA 02203

Find Law for the Public
FindLaw is a free online legal resource that provides a detailed overview of discrimination in housing, education, employment, accommodations, and voting.

Massachusetts State Courts
This site provides helpful information about the Massachusetts court system. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, go to the “Contact Us” section to find the telephone number of the appropriate department.

Massachusetts Federal Courts
This site provides information related to Massachusetts’ three federal courts, which are located in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield. If you need information that you cannot find on the site, click on the “How to Contact Us” link and contact the Clerk’s office at the appropriate court.