About Us

Neighborhood Legal Services is a free provider of civil legal assistance for low income residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. Part of a larger national network of legal services providers, NLS helps our area's low income residents with legal problems involving:

  • Access to Housing
  • Access to Public Assistance
  • Employment Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Law
  • Immigration
  • Domestic Violence and Family Law
  • Economic Development of Our Area's Low Income Communities

NLS' staff of 12 attorneys, 3 paralegals and support staff provide help to more than 3500 households every year.

We have offices at 181 Union Street, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01902 (781) 599-7730 and 170 Common Street, Suite 300, Lawrence, MA 01840-1558 (978) 686-6900.