Legal Aid Programs Merge To Form Northeast Legal Aid

On May 30, 2014 two longstanding legal aid programs in northeastern Massachusetts, Neighborhood Legal Services and Merrimack Valley Legal Services, merged to form Northeast Legal Aid.

Northeast Legal Aid continues the work of NLS and MVLS and operates offices at the same locations in Lynn, Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts.  All ex-NLS and ex-MVLS lawyers and paralegals have been retained and they continue doing the same work as before.

As part of the merger, NLA formed a wholly owned subsidiary called The Northeast Justice Center which is also staffed with lawyers and paralegals and charged with insuring access to civil legal services to poor and elderly residents of northeast Massachusetts that NLA cannot handle.