Volunteer Opportunities For Our Members

Lawyer for a Day Programs


Volunteers are needed in the Salem Probate & Family Court. A coordinator is present to qualify clients and assist with filling out forms, but we also need attorneys to provide more extensive guidance. Hours for Salem are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, as little or as much as you would like, contact: Attorney Nancy Ignazi at nancy@ignazilawoffice.com  


Pro bono attorneys are needed in the Salem session of the Northeast Housing Court to provide representation in mediation at hearings, in trial, and with forms assistance in housing related matters.

We welcome experienced landlord-tenant practitioners as well as new attorneys and provide comprehensive training and coaching.

Please contact the coordinator at 978-500-5790 or housingldp@essexcountybar.net 


Northeast Housing Court in the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
3rd Floor outside the Housing Court Clerk’s Office

Date & Times:

Mondays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Forms Clinic

Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Court Session


*Programs made possible through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

Mentors Needed!

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.