While criminal cases are not accepted, free legal advice and representation is offered in the following general areas:
- Housing- eviction defense, denial of public housing or Section 8; termination of Section 8;
- Benefits- denial or termination of federal disability benefits; denial or termination of state benefits including EAEDC, SNAP (food stamps), TAFDC, MassHealth, EA shelter;
- Elder issues- housing, nursing home issues, Social Security, SSI, elder abuse;
Access to CSLS is through ERLI (Eastern Region Legal Intake). See ERLI listing. If ERLI determines that a referral should be made to CSLS, the assigned attorney will contact the client.