Looking for a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule?
Join Mass Legal Answer Online!
What Is Mass Legal Answers Online?
Mass Legal Answers Online is a legal advice website that is part
of the American Bar Association's Free Legal Answers project. Low
income Massachusetts residents post their legal questions to the
website and volunteer attorneys answer them directly through the
site. Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, with assistance from the
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, manages
Mass Legal Answers Online. The Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the
Boston Bar Foundation and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance
Corporation fund MLAO.
Mass Legal Answers Online launched on November 16. In just three
weeks, clients have asked more than 80 legal questions!
Why Volunteer With Mass Legal Answers
- Choose the questions you want to answer at any time and from
- There is no required time commitment, although we encourage you
to answer at least one question each month
- Clients know that your assistance is restricted to answering
their civil legal question and that you will not go to court with
them or prepare any paperwork
- Malpractice coverage is provided to volunteer attorneys for
legal guidance provided through the website
Who Can Participate?
All attorneys in good standing who are licensed to practice law in
Massachusetts, or registered for pro bono status with the Board of
Bar Overseers, including in house counsel and retired
For more information, see the FAQs.