Areas of Law

The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has been connecting people with the right lawyer for over 50 years. As the largest public service program of the Boston Bar Association, we have attorneys who practice in more than 350 areas of law. The areas of law below serve as a guide to some of our most requested practice areas.

If you are looking for further information about when you should speak with an attorney, we encourage you to call one of our free referral specialists who can help determine the best referral for you at (617) 742-0625. You may also request a referral online.

We only refer you to attorneys who are experienced, insured, and in good standing with the licensing board of the state, the Board of Bar Overseers.

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News & Events

January 15, 2019

Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Federal Employees in Massachusetts

Federal employees who are not working due to the shutdown furlough may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts (also called UI benefits). However, it is important to note that federal employees will be responsible to repay the UI benefits if Congress approves retroactive pay for the furlough period...

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January 3, 2018

Guidance for Federal Employees Facing Financial Insecurity

The Boston Bar Lawyer Referral Service will be closely monitoring the government shutdown, how it will affect federal government employees, particularly those in Massachusetts, and will continue to post relevant resources and guidance. If you have any questions at all, please connect with one of our intake staff at 617-742-0625, and we will connect you to resources and referrals for legal assistance....

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December 28, 2018

Slip & Fall Accidents on Snow & Ice: When To Call a Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents could result in various types of injuries, including abrasions, fractures, and concussions, and in rare instances very serious injuries. If you have had a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property in Massachusetts, you could be eligible to obtain compensation...

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