Lawyer Referral Service
Reduced Fee Panel
As practicing attorneys, each of you is aware of the impact of pro-se litigants on the court system, and the critical need for the disadvantaged to obtain legal representation.
In an attempt to expand its outreach to those who are underrepresented in the courts, the Essex County Bar Association has undertaken an effort to expand its Reduced Fee Panel. Members are not required to perform pro bono services, but agree to accept qualified reduced fee applicants for a fee not to exceed $75 per hour. A set of financial guidelines will be provided. There is no cost to belong to the Reduced Fee Panel, but you must be a member of the Lawyer Referral Service.
The ECBA membership continues to grow, especially with members who are new to the Massachusetts bar.
We are hoping that some of our seasoned members will step up to the plate and volunteer to act as a mentor to our new attorneys as they register for the program.
Although the Mentor Program covers all areas of law, there are several new lawyers who continue to wait for a mentor in the areas of Family Law, Probate Law, Employment Law, and Immigration Law.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could spare a little time and provide some guidance to one of our new members. If you are interested, please contact Pam Surette at the ECBA, 978.741.7888.
MENTOR PROGRAM APPLICATION