About South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
We provide free Legal Assistance in certain priority areas of the law to poor and low income people living in our service area.
NOTE: Our service area includes Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth Counties and only the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County in Massachusetts; if you do not live in one of these areas, please contact your local Legal Services Office for assistance.
To find the Legal Services Office that serves the community where you live please visit www.lsc.org
To find the Legal Services Office within Massachusetts that may be able to help you, visit www.masslegalservices.org/FindLegalAid
For general legal information in Massachusetts, visit www.masslegalhelp.org
Things we do not do.
IMPORTANT: Please Read!!!
Due to resource limitations, SCCLS cannot provide assistance in all areas of law.
Below is a list of legal problems that we do NOT consider priorities and therefore we do NOT provide assistance for these matters:
Guardianship of a minor cases
Child Support Obligor matters (if you have to pay)
Defending against a Restraining Order
Small Claims cases
Debt Collection lawsuits
Student Loan matters
Personal Injury matters
If your legal problem is one of these, you may wish to seek private counsel by calling the Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 1-866-627-7577.
If you have a COURT DATE or DEADLINE of ANY type within the next 14 days DO NOT USE THIS FORM!!!
Call us instead at 1-800-244-9023.
Please tell us who you are and how to contact you.
Please enter the NAME of your city or town.
Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
BY PROVIDING AN EMAIL ADDRESS,YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WITH ACCESS TO IT.
We will use your email address to contact you unless you tell us otherwise. By entering an email address here you consent to the use of email for communication from us.
We typically use email as it is the quickest way to reply to you. If you prefer that we use regular mail please check the appropriate box and understand that it will delay our reply.
Please enter your physical street address.
Please enter your mailing address if it is different than your street address.
Please enter your date of birth. We ask for your Date of Birth so we can match this request to any records we may already have concerning you. It also helps us to identify multiple persons that may have the same name.
It is very important that we get this information from you at this point in the process of inquiring about legal services.
Please list a numbr that we may reach you at during our regular business hours - Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
We will only call you at the number you provide if you indicate that it is safe to do so by checking this box.
If you do not have a safe number for us to call you, STOP, do not complete this form and call us instead at 1-800-244-9023.
Please indicate any special instructions regarding contacting you such as an alternate safe number, or an extension to reach you at or to not leave a message.
What type of a Legal Problem do you have?
Please choose the category of legal problem that best describes the matter that you are seeking assistance for.
Please briefly identify the type of legal problem that you have here. (For example, Divorce, Custody, Housing, Benefits, etc.)
DO NOT WRITE A LONG DESCRIPTION.
We will contact you as soon as possible to collect all of the details.
We are especially interested in knowing the procedural status of your case.(For example, if there are any hearings or deadlines coming up, be absolutely sure to mention the dates of that here.)
If you have a hearing date within two weeks of the date of this request, DO NOT COMPLETE THIS ONLINE INQURY BUT CALL US INSTEAD at 1-800-244-9023 to speak with one of our intake staff.
Please enter the name of the person or place that you have a legal problem with.
If you believe that we are already helping that person, STOP! Do NOT complete this form! We may have a conflict of interest and may not be able to assist you in your case.
Instead please call us at 1-800-244-9023.
Confirm your entries and Submit your Online Inquiry
Only submit this form for yourself.
Do not submit this form on someone else's behalf.
We must communicate only with the person seeking assistance to preserve confidentiality.
When you click the Submit Button your information will be sent to our Intake Staff and you will be contacted for more information. We will usually contact you within 7-10 business days.
We will only make two separate attempts to contact you. If we are unable to reach you, we will close out this inquiry without further notice to you.
To assist us in contacting you please be sure to have voice mail or an answering machine available for us to leave a message at.
You may print a copy of your form by choosing PRINT from the FILE menu in your internet browser menu.
What Happens Next
You will receive a confirmation email that your Inquiry was successfully submitted.
Our intake staff will contact you via email or telephone usually in the next 7-10 BUSINESS days.
You will be directed to a website where you may find some helpful information to review.
Thank you for contacting SCCLS.