Reach & Recognition

The Free Legal Clinic has served over 2,000 people through our outreach, intake and direct legal service programs. Our clients are diverse representing numerous ages and cultural backgrounds many of whom are in transition. The Berkshire Center for Justice has 24 referred pro bono and reduced fee attorneys, and is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you are an attorney and would like to learn the details about how you may contribute to BCJ, call 413-854-1955.

BCJ is acknowledged as one of only 23 known non-profit sliding scale legal service providers and the only one to also address social and community needs in the country! We are on the cutting edge of social change by using 21st century thinking to address 21st century problems.

The Berkshire Center for Justice has built upon its successes of past years. The following accolatdes illustrate our growth.

  • 2016-Eve Schatz, Esq. Founder and Executive Director is honored by Berkshire Magazine as one 25 individuals in our community making a positive contribution in the direction of social change with a new definition of law firm.
  • BCJ is included among the esteemed service providers listed with “211,” a United Way sponsored state wide resource of essential services.
  • In May 2007, Founder and Executive Director, Eve Schatz is an honored recipient of Great Barrington’s Unsung Heroine Award and received citations from Governor Patrick, The Massachusetts Senate, House of Representatives, and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for her work founding BCJ.