Need Legal Help?
Harvard Defenders primarily focuses on two areas of legal assistance:
- Providing free legal representation to low-income individuals accused in criminal show-cause hearings before clerk-magistrates in the district courts.
- Providing free legal representation to low-income individuals eligible for sealing of their Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI sealings).
- Providing free referral services to callers who need legal assistance beyond the show-cause level.
- If you and your household are financially eligible for Defenders’ services, you may also be eligible for some public benefit programs. We have created a public benefits site to help you determine which program you may be eligible for.