Welcome to Neighborhood Legal Services. We provide legal aid to those in need. Partnering with Merrimack Valley North Shore Legal Services and the Childrens’ Law Center of Massachusetts, we try to reach all those needing legal services in Northeast Massachusetts. If you would like to apply for legal assistance or volunteer, take a look through this website and contact us.


181 Union Street, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01901 

(781) 599-7730

(781) 595-2022 (fax)

50 Island Street, Suite 203, Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 686-6900

(978) 685-2933 (fax)

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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, and 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.

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