Lawyers for Affordable Justice, Inc.

We believe that you deserve to have your rights protected with affordable legal representation. We are here to help!

Legal Innovation in Boston

LAJ was first established in 2016 as is a joint initiative by Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, and Northeastern University School of Law. Now Lawyers for Affordable Justice, Inc. is an independent Boston-based nonprofit organization.

You don't need to go unrepresented.

Everyday thousands of people show up to court with no lawyers, no idea of where to go, what to do or what will happen. Lawyers for Affordable Justice, Inc. aims to change that.

Read what the LAJ Directors are saying:

We welcome all to get involved!

"The gap between the demand for affordable legal services and the supply of able lawyers must be narrowed and that is the role of Lawyers for Affordable Justice. No greater or more important problem exists for lawyers and the legal profession. Unmet needs for legal advice must be addressed but the people doing so have to make a living. Working with a group of talented people, we will discover ways to accomplish this ambitious goal by marrying new technology to hard won experience."

Professor James Rowan, Northeastern University School of Law

"Lawyers for Affordable Justice will make a big difference in the lives of those clients who cannot afford a private law firm and who do not qualify for, or cannot get access to, free legal services. LAJ will also offer essential guidance and support to those entrepreneurial lawyers who want to establish sustainable practices that serve low- and moderate-income clients. This project demonstrates the commitment that Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern University have for social justice and innovation within the practice of law."

Professor Paul Tremblay, Boston College Law School

“Lawyers for Affordable Justice” provides an important way for our three law schools to think creatively about how lawyers can better serve people who don’t really have access to the legal system now while providing meaningful, financially sustainable careers for lawyers who want to start their own businesses. That is a major change in the direction of my law school that I am grateful to be part of."

Professor Robert Burdick, Boston University School of Law