Family Law Resources
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Moot Court – Mock Trial
Public Service Opportunities
- Community Legal Service and Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA 617-661-1010 Legal service organization providing pro bono legal aid to victims of domestic violence in Probate and Family Court cases regarding divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, & visitation.
- Transition House: Cambridge, MA 617-868-1650 (Domestic violence residential shelter and service organization providing housing and support to victims of domestic violence and their families.)
- Volunteer Lawyers Project, (VLP) Boston, MA 617- 423-0648. Student volunteers are needed at the Suffolk Probate and Family Court Courtroom Lawyer for the Day Project run by VLP and Senior Partners for Justice on Friday mornings. At the Probate and Family Court, law students at the help the attorneys with cases, screen clients for eligibility for legal services, do brief initial client interviews to get basic information about their case, and help clients fill out guardianship petitions. This is also a good volunteer opportunity for law school graduates waiting bar exam results. If you are interested, please contact Attorney Barbara Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-423-0648 x123. See www.vlpnet.org for a listing of upcoming trainings.
- Women’s Bar Foundation, Family Law Project, Boston, MA 617-973-6666, ext 2215, (Students will work with attorney’s doing initial client intakes, assist drafting pleadings, write policy papers regarding domestic violence issues.)
Continuing Legal Education
- Phyllis L. Gillis, Days Like This: A Tale of Divorce. (1986).
- Gerald Nissenbaum & John Sedgwick, Sex, Love & Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce (2010).
- Nancy Abrams, The Other Mother: A Lesbian’s Fight for Her Daughter (1999).