The Roxbury Community CORI Project is a program of Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) which collaborates with Harvard Law School, New England Law, and volunteer lawyers of the Boston Bar Association and Boston law firms. Attorneys and supervised law students provide free legal advice and represent almost all of the individuals trying to seal cases in the Roxbury courthouse. Expungement cases, appeals, and systemic CORI problems also handled. The Project puts on community education events targeted to Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan residents.
Roxbury Court holds hearings on petitions to seal records on the 3rd Thursday of the month. There is a CORI table for walk-ins on the 2nd floor of the Roxbury courthouse from 9am-12pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Dorchester Court, 510 Washington St., Dorchester (1st floor near Clerk’s office) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9am-12pm, but not the 4th Wednesday in December or on holidays.
Other times, call GBLS for an intake from 9am-5pm, M-F at 617-371-1234 or 617-603-1700. If there is a very high volume of calls, you may be put on hold, but your call will eventually be answered.
Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Income limitations (usually restricted to persons with incomes less than 125% of federal poverty guidelines) are applicable, with the exception of elderly clients and Medicare beneficiaries who are not subject to the income guidelines.
Interpreters are available for non-English speakers by phone if not in person at the courthouse.