Other Legal Resources

The Boston Bar Association 

“The Boston Bar Association (BBA), the oldest bar association in the United States, is the hub of the legal profession in Boston, Massachusetts. The Association’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large.”

http://www.bostonbar.org/

16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

“The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the state’s chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination on a variety of bases and areas, and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach and training.”

http://www.mass.gov/mcad/

One Ashburton Place
Sixth Floor,
Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 994-6000

The United States Equal Opportunity Commission

The EEOC is a federal agency that enforces a variety of federal laws that prohibit discrimination.

http://www.eeoc.gov/

John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Room 601
Boston, MA 02203
1-800-669-4000

Find Law for the Public

FindLaw is a free and useful online legal resource. FindLaw has many links that provide an overview of discrimination in housing, education, employment, accommodations and voting.

http://public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/race-discrimination/

Massachusetts State Courts

This site is not easy to navigate, but it provides a lot of helpful information about the Massachusetts court system. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, go to the “Contact Us” section and try calling the appropriate department for additional information.

http://www.mass.gov/courts/index.html

Massachusetts Federal Courts

This site is difficult to navigate, but it provides some information relating to Massachusetts’ three federal courts, located in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield. If you need information that you cannot find on the site, click on the “How to Contact Us” link and contact the Clerk’s office at the appropriate court.
http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/