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Upcoming Events


Pittsfield Divorce Clinic
Are you thinking about divorce? Community Legal Aid's Pittsfield office is offering a free clinic on March 5th, 2014 where you can learn how to file for divorce without the help of an attorney. To learn more, click here.

Community Legal Education Training Series
Please join us for our monthly community-based legal education training series aimed at providing general information to the community about various legal topics. All trainings will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Community Legal Aid's Worcester Office: 405 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608. Coffee will be served at all trainings.

To sign up to attend a specific training, or for more information, please contact Linda Boss at

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Improving the Lives of Low-Income People Through Advocacy

The mission of CLA is to improve the lives of low-income and elderly people through legal assistance that protects fundamental rights, secures access to basic needs, and challenges policies and practices that harm our clients.


CLA envisions a community where all low-income and elderly people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone can vindicate their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.

Core Values

Empowerment and Respect
Our legal advocates work in partnership with our clients, treating them with respect, encouraging them to actively participate in decision-making, and pursuing client-defined goals.

Expertise and Diligence
Our legal advocates are experts in their areas of specialization and zealous in their representation of clients, possessing the requisite knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation necessary to effectively advocate for the prompt resolution of our clients’ interests.

Cultural Competence
Our legal advocates are culturally competent and sensitive to differences in values, attitudes and behaviors, and have the capacity to work effectively with culturally varied clients.

CLA’s board and staff are committed to the careful stewardship of the financial resources that have been entrusted to us and the establishment of strong long term relations with our donors and funders through regular, informative and transparent communications.

CLA’s board and staff believe that the organization’s success is tied to diversity and are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace and board of diverse, talented individuals.

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