To apply for the program, interested parties must complete and sign the Application for Assistance form, which is available at the Registry of Probate. The applicant can then sign up for the next available session.
The Hampshire Community Legal Education Program will not become involved in any complex legal matters.
All lawyers in this program are volunteers and will receive no compensation for their participation. Therefore, the lawyer has sole discretion to refuse to meet with anyone, for any reason, and/or to limit the time they spend with any person.
No one will be allowed to meet with the lawyer in the Hampshire Community Legal Education Program more than once. This program is intended as an educational opportunity regarding your case.
There will be no lawyer/client relationship as a result of meeting with a lawyer from this program. The lawyer will not have any responsibility to act as a lawyer for the program participant for any purpose.
Housing Court Lawyer for a Day provides income-eligible landlords and tenants with free legal assistance in Housing Court every Monday, which is the Summary Process/Eviction day in Hampshire County.
The Lawyer for the Day may be called upon to file a court appearance, on the day they volunteer for that day only, in order to represent the client in their eviction case. The attorney volunteers may also advocate for the clients through mediation with a court specialist.
To find out more about Housing Court Lawyer for a Day, please call (413) 586-8729.