Legal

Communities Served: Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Wakefield

Income Eligibility: 125% poverty (Income Eligibility Chart)

Pro Bono Legal Project:  The Pro Bono Legal Project (PBLP) provides legal advice, information, advocacy, referral, and representation to low income residents seeking assistance with non-fee generating civil law problems related to housing, family law, immigration, consumer law and other matters.

Two staff attorneys, a paralegal, and pro bono panel of  volunteer attorneys offer services.

The PBLP works closely with area nonprofits and with Tri-CAP’s other housing and emergency services programs. This collaboration enables the PBLP to both provide legal services and connect clients to supportive services that may help address financial, housing, and health care issues that are related to legal cases.

Services are provided at Tri-CAP offices and the Malden and Medford District Courthouses.

  • Eviction Prevention  Clinic
  • Lawyer for a Day:  In cooperation with Malden District Court, Tri-CAP  offers a Lawyer for the Day (LFTD) program every Thursday for the summary process eviction session.

The LFTD program is staffed by Tri-CAP staff attorneys and volunteer attorneys. The LFTD offers advice and information, not representation, to low-income pro se tenants and landlords. This may involve filing of pro se court forms, referring applicants to appropriate resources, or explaining court procedure. The LFTD  has numerous pro se motions and other court forms available.

Call 781-322-4125 to schedule an appointment at Tri-CAP’s Main offices or at:

  • Medford Senior Center 10:00 am – 12:00 noon 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Everett Office of Human Services 10:00 am – 12:00 noon 1st  Friday of each month
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