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De Novo provides free civil legal aid in the areas of family law, immigration, housing and disability benefits.

This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.


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De Novo provides high-quality, free civil legal assistance to low-income people living in Greater Boston, and to immigrants and refugees statewide. We offer legal assistance in the areas of child custody and domestic violence, housing/homelessness prevention, disability benefits, and immigrant and refugee rights. 

Access to civil legal aid doesn’t just open doors to our justice system–it empowers people with low-incomes to take control of their lives and vastly increases the health and vitality of our communities. Our services promote safety and stability by offering our clients a pathway out of poverty and the opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families.

In 2019, De Novo gave legal assistance to over 1,100 clients.


47 Thorndike Street
Suite SB-LL-1
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge

For whom

Age Adult.

Immigration cases:

We serve clients from all of Massachusetts.

Family cases:

We serve clients from all of Massachusetts.

Disability cases:

We serve clients from Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Everett, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, Brookline, Boston, and Chelsea.

Housing cases:

We serve clients from Cambridge.


All legal services De Novo provides are free of charge for clients.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Please contact us to make an appointment.