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Reviewed June 2018's mission is to use the Web in new and creative ways to improve access to justice for low income and disadvantaged people. We connect, support, and educate advocates and the general public. The content on our website is written by people in the legal services community. is part of the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project. See our Facebook page. The project is a collaborative effort of the civil legal aid community of Massachusetts. We are based at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and get our funding from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

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Caroline Robinson - Editor
Co-director Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Annette Duke - Managing Editor and Contributor, Housing
Senior Attorney, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Susan Fendell - Contributing Editor, Mental Health
Senior attorney at the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

Mariah Jennings-Rampsi - Managing Content Editor & Developer, Consumer and Foreclosures
Former Staff Attorney, Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC (Subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.), Volunteer Lawyers Project

Jeff Wolf - Managing Editor and Contributor, Children and FamiliesDomestic Violence
Retired, Volunteer Consulting Attorney at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center.  Access to Justice Fellow. Former staff attorney at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute


Massachusetts residents just getting by or trying to. You are a very important member of our team. Your suggestions and comments play a big part in the decisions we make. Although we can not provide legal advice, we do our best to publish the kind of information that people who live in Massachusetts and contact us say they need.

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Reviewed July 2016

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Created July 2021

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The Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime(CLAVC) initiative funded some of the materials on MassLegalHelp that are intended for victims of crime. The CLAVC Initiative is supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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