People’s Law School

About People’s Law School

The Legal Services Center offers ongoing legal education opportunities through our People’s Law School program. The People’s Law School is a community workshop series that educates and empowers the public on a variety of legal issues. Our workshops are free, open to the public and accessible to diverse audiences. We host our workshops at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain and in other community-centered locations.

The Legal Services Center is currently partnering with the Boston Public Library to offer two People’s Law School workshops per month at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square. These workshops are centered on SNAP and Food Stamp Benefits and Social Security and Disability Benefits, and are held on from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on the first and second Thursday of the month, respectively. For more information, please visit the People’s Law School Community Workshops page.

People’s Law School: Annual Event

In addition to offering year-round workshops, the Legal Services Center hosts an annual open-house event featuring a series of 1-hour workshops on legal issues that affect community members.

Our last event was in 2017. We are working on additional events. If you are interested people contact peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu

Registration is not required, except for those interested in receiving tax assistance. For more information, please visit our People’s Law School Annual Event page or contact peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.

For Community Partners

We welcome requests on any topics within our practice areas of expertise. If you are part of an organization, community group or service provider and would like to request a People’s Law School workshop, please call the Legal Services Center at (617) 384-0701 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator or email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu. Previous workshops have addressed a wide range of issues, including: Social Security benefits, Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Benefits, military discharge upgrades, debt collection, bankruptcy, tenant rights, and estate planning and probate court.

We welcome the opportunity to leverage new and existing partnerships to better serve our community’s needs. If you would like to partner with the Legal Services Center to offer a workshop outside our practice areas, please call the Legal Services Center at (617) 384-0701 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator or email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.

Learn More About People’s Law School

To learn more about the People’s Law School community workshops, visit our People’s Law School Community Workshops page. To learn more about the People’s Law School event, visit our People’s Law School Annual Event page, or email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.

Still not getting the answers you need? Call the Legal Services Center at (617) 384-0701 and ask for the People’s Law School coordinator.

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