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Military Legal Help Line

The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service is committed to serving military members, veterans, and their families through our Military Legal Help Line.

This line connects veterans, military personnel, and their families with lawyers and other legal resources appropriate to their needs. We make referrals to qualified attorneys, or the appropriate legal service or government agency. The attorneys who accept referrals through the Military Legal Help Line have completed specialized training to understand the legal issues facing military members, veterans, and their families in a variety of practice areas.

We have panels dedicated to helping clients with Bankruptcy Law, Employment Law, Family Law, and Trusts & Estates, Benefits, and more. Please indicate your military affiliation when contacting us, so our intake specialists make the most accurate referral.

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News & Events

March 31, 2021

Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and International Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced that the deadline for individuals to file their tax returns has been extended from April 15th to May 17th. This extension only applies to individuals filing their personal tax returns. If you are an individual taxpayer and would need an extension past May 17th, you can file Form 4868 for an extension until October 15th, 2021.

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March 30, 2021

Updated Supreme Judicial Court Order

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an regarding the operation of Massachusetts state courts and courthouses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new order has gone into effect March 1, 2021, and will replace the existing order issued on September 17, 2020.

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February 24, 2021

Reopening Massachusetts

As the New Year has gone on, the state of public health in Massachusetts has started to improve greatly. Because of this, Mayor Walsh announced on Monday, February 8th, the state has adjusted the 25% capacity restriction on local businesses. Certain businesses now are able to operate at a 40% capacity.

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