Social service organizations don’t address legal issues.                     Lawyers don’t address social service needs.                                 Berkshire Center for Justice does both.

Free Client Services- No One Turned Away!

  • Weekly Free Legal Clinics every Wednesday from 12-1 pm at the Guthrie Center Free Community Lunch at 4 Van Deusenville Rd. Great Barrington, MA
  • Community Free Legal Clinics
  • Legal, Social and Community Referral Program
  • Pro-Bono legal representation in civil matters on a limited basis

Fee for Service:

Direct Legal Services:

  • BCJ is one of only 23 known nonprofit legal organizations offering sliding scale direct legal services in the country in civil matters.

Community Education:

  • Know Your Rights for Schools – Community Education Programs tailored to high school and college students, including criminal education.
  • Know Your Rights for Clients – Community education is specific to the client’s issue and may include skills like writing a Motion or Answer, negotiating town administrations, etc.

Legal issues we address:

  • Administrative


  • Bankruptcy

  • Business

  • Consumer Protection

  • Contract

  • Debt

  • Disability

  • Education

  • Elder Law

  • Employment/Labor

  • Environmental

  • Family Law

  • Federal Income Tax

  • Forclosure

  • Immigration

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Personal Injury

  • Property Damage

  • Stolen Identity

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Tort

  • Wills and Estate

  • Zoning

Social issues we address:

  • Access to Education

  • Access to Legal Counsel

  • Access to Medical Care

  • Access to Transportation

  • Domestic Violence

  • Homelessness

  • Housing

  • Immigration

  • Language Barriers

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Mental Illness

  • Poverty

  • Self-Esteem

  • Small Business Ethics

  • Substance Abuse

  • Teen Pregnancy

  • Unemployment