Areas of Law

The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has been connecting people with the right lawyer for over 50 years. As the largest public service program of the Boston Bar Association, we have attorneys who practice in more than 350 areas of law. The areas of law below serve as a guide to some of our most requested practice areas.

If you are looking for further information about when you should speak with an attorney, we encourage you to call one of our free referral specialists who can help determine the best referral for you at (617) 742-0625. You may also request a referral online.

We only refer you to attorneys who are experienced, insured, and in good standing with the licensing board of the state, the Board of Bar Overseers.

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News & Events

February 20, 2019

Upcoming City of Boston Tenant Rights Workshop

For many renting in the Boston area, especially short-term renters, spring marks the start of lease renewals, securing summer sublets, and new apartment searches. For tenants, it is important to know both your rights and responsibilities throughout the entire rental process.

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February 14, 2019

Social Security Disability & Benefits in MA

Disability can happen to anyone at any age. It is estimated that more than one-in-four 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Luckily, there are programs in place to help. Although Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are both income supplement programs for disabled people and have similar names, they are different programs...

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February 8, 2019

New Short-Term Rental Regulations In MA

Legislation was recently signed into law aimed at regulating short-term rentals such as Airbnb and HomeAway. The bill’s regulations go into effect this year, and will require certain hosts to register with the state, obtain insurance, and pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels for rental contracts entered on or after January 1, 2019...

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