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Elder Legal Resources

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AARP Legal Services Network
Free, 30 minute initial consult with participating attorney for AARP members over 50.
AARP Legal Services Network

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
Elder Law Project
Telephone:  781-893-4793
Serves Waltham, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Belmont, Needham, Weston, Wellesley

Greater Boston Legal Services
Main Office: 197 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114
Voice: 617-371-1234 | TDD: 617-371-1228 |Toll-Free: 800-323-3205
Cambridge/Somerville Office: 60 Gore Street, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA 02141
Voice: 617-603-2700 | TDD: 617-494-1757
Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns.  Help ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on client need.  Elder Law Unit, Domestic Violence, Housing Welfare, Unemployment, Immigration and Disability, and the Medicare Advocacy Project.
Greater Boston Legal Services

Massachusetts Attorney General
Finding the answers to questions about elder issues can sometimes be confusing.  The Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts has a statewide, toll-free telephone hotline to assist individuals on a wide range of elder issues.
Telephone:  1-888-AG-Elder
Massachusetts AttorneyGeneral

Massachusetts Bar Association
Telephone:  1-800-392-6164
Lawyer Referral Service

Massachusetts Health Care Proxy Download Link at Massachusetts Medical Society website
Health Care Proxy

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
For help related to involuntary commitment
Telephone:  617-338-2345
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled. Some of the issues NAELA members assist their clients with include, but are not limited to: public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning. This site will help you locate an Elder Law Attorney in your area.

Neighborhood Legal Services
Telephone:  781-599-7730

Older Women’s League
Has both Greater Boston and Western Massachusetts chapters
Telephone:  1-800-825-3695
Older Women's League


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