Massachusetts to offer pro bono legal help program
MASSACHUSETTS -- Legal services are becoming more accessible to those that are financially strapped in Massachusetts. A new program that was set up by the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission is offering pro bono legal services, and will have seven experienced lawyers available to work with people statewide.
The program is currently in the pilot stages and lawyers are expected to devote between 10 and 20 hours per week to individual pro bono projects. This comes after major funding cutbacks have forced legal services programs, and non-profit organizations to restrict services.