DLC provides legal services to eligible people and groups whose cases meet DLC’s priorities. We provide information, referral, technical assistance and representation regarding legal rights and services for people with disabilities. Our experienced lawyers conduct trainings for community groups and other advocacy organizations.

We seek to strike a balance between systemic advocacy and individual representation in order to maximize our impact.


Who We Serve


People with disabilities. DLC provides legal services to people in Massachusetts who have a wide range of physical, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.

People with disability-related problems.  DLC serves individuals who experience discrimination, abuse or neglect, or denial of services because of their disability. DLC does not handle general legal problems such as obtaining a divorce, filing for bankruptcy or trust & estate issues.

People with disabilities whose legal problem falls within a priority. Demand for DLC’s services far exceeds our resources. DLC adopts annual priorities based on extensive input from people with disabilities. Priorities are available for review and download on DLC’s website and can also be provided upon request.

People with disabilities whose cases have merit and DLC has the staff time and resources necessary to resolve the issue. Given DLC’s limited resources, DLC must concentrate staff time and funding on cases that meet our priorities and will make a significant impact for people with disabilities.

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