Please be advised WMLS does not handle criminal
cases or fee generating cases. The number of people eligible for our
services is much greater than our available resources. We just don’t
have enough staff to accept cases for everyone who needs our help.
the exception of cases involving elders, most client intake for
assistance provided by WMLS is actually done by the Massachusetts
Justice Project (MJP), a federally funded legal services agency located
in Holyoke. WMLS provides brief, initial screening for client
eligibility and forwards calls directly to MJP where legal advice or
other brief services may be provided. Cases which MJP cannot resolve
may then be referred to WMLS advocates for further work, depending upon
Applicants for service must:
- Reside in WMLS’ service area
- Meet income requirements based upon federal poverty guidelines if under 60 years old
- Match program case acceptance priorities.
best way to contact Western Mass. Legal Services (WMLS) is by phone at
one of our three full-time offices. Our office hours are 9-5, Monday
Please select this link for a list of WMLS offices.
Please select this link for a list of cities and towns served by WMLS.
service providers are encouraged to contact us directly, and we try to
accommodate requests that are within our area of expertise. We are also
available for community legal education and in-service training on
areas of law with which we are familiar.
If you would like:
- More information about Western Mass Legal Services,
- To make a financial contribution,
- To volunteer your time,
- To get more information about how you can help,
please complete the form below and we will contact you shortly.
Sorry, but we cannot respond to legal requests submitted via email.