BBA Partnerships Essential to Providing Aid to Marathon Victims and Businesses

The BBA is partnering with a number of organizations to provide free legal assistance to small businesses and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

• The Mayor’s Office : The Mayor’s hotline refers calls about legal assistance to the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service. More specifically, the BBA is working closely with the Mayor’s Office to provide legal assistance to small businesses in the Newbury and Boylston Street area.
• The One Fund : The BBA is working with the One Fund to connect victims who need assistance filling out claims forms by the June 15th deadline with volunteer attorneys. For more information on filing a claim and the available services, please click here.
• The Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA): MOVA is referring victims and their families to the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service for free legal assistance. Click here to view MOVA’s resource guide.
• The Department of Public Safety : The BBA is supporting the Department of Public Safety’s efforts to aid victims who are trying to make their homes accessible as a result of their physical injuries by providing volunteer attorneys who can offer free legal assistance with any legal issues that may arise, such as creating contracts and addressing insurance concerns.

If you are seeking legal assistance in the wake of the Boston Marathon events, please call the Lawyer Referral Service intake line at 617-742-0625, or Toll Free: (800) 552-7046, or submit an online request here. Please identify that you are calling about an issue related to the Boston Marathon bombing. If you are submitting a request online, identify that this related to the Boston Marathon bombing in the description of your legal situation field.

For more information on the Marathon Monday Project, please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at kdangelo@bostonbar.org.