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If you are low income, elderly or or a victim of crime living in Southeastern Massachusetts and need civil legal help, we may be able to assist you.





To Apply for Legal Help, Contact Us.

To make an end of the year gift, please click here or visit our Charitable Giving page to learn more about how your gift supports our clients. 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is a nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low income families, elders, victims of crime, and people with disabilities in our communities. Our service area is Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties and the Towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County. With your support, SCCLS works toward our mission to achieve equal justice for the poor and disadvantaged through community based legal advocacy.

SCCLS provides free civil legal services in the areas of housing law, family law, government benefits including Social Security disability, elder law, education law, and consumer law. SCCLS has staff who speak Portuguese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, French, and Arabic. SCCLS provides other interpretation services when needed to assist clients that speak other languages.

SCCLS and other legal aid programs have created to help you find practical information about your legal rights.

Read the AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts 10 Year Report here. 

Pursuant to the policies of the Legal Services Corporation with respect to Disclosure of Information (45 CFR 1619)  and SCCLS adoption of said policy/procedure, you are hereby notified that you may access the LSC Act, LSC rules and regulations at; should you wish to access SCCLS' written policies, procedures, and guidelines, and the names and addresses of the members of its governing body, you may do so by sending an email to Jeanne Marcotte, Assistant to the Executive Director at or by calling  her at 774-488-5942.

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