ALA-Massachusetts has been funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2005. Since we first began, almost 250 AmeriCorps advocates have served 35,000 low-income clients in need of legal assistance. We have a strong network of members and alumni who maintain connections throughout the service year and beyond.
ALA-Massachusetts advocates serve in partner sites throughout Massachusetts, and are closely supervised by legal professionals throughout the year. Our advocates receive in-depth training on working with low-income clients, legal ethics, writing, as well as substantive legal issues in all of our practice areas. ALA-Massachusetts advocates are exposed to a wide range of legal activities including initial client contact and eligibility determinations, case development, legal research and writing, hearings and appeals. Our AmeriCorps advocates also have the opportunity to do education, outreach, and service projects in the community. For more information about member responsibilities, see our Detailed Position Description.
Housing is a primary focus for all of our members, but placements are in most of the major civil law practice areas, including: