MetroWest Legal Services

Program Description

MetroWest Legal Services (MWLS) provides legal advocacy to protect the rights and improve the lives of poor, elderly, disabled and otherwise disenfranchised individuals and families in the 45 cities and towns in our service area. MWLS is the only provider of free civil legal aid in our geographic region. In FY17, MWLS handled 2,675 legal cases for clients. MWLS conducted 30 outreach or training events benefitting 1,485 attendees and held 111 legal clinics where 620 participants received legal advice or assistance completing pleadings or paperwork related to their legal case.

The Ilene Beal Foundation is currently supporting MWLS with a 5-year pledge in support of their Medical Legal Partnership, along with a $15,000 grant to their Children’s Education Advocacy Project.

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