People’s Law School: Community Workshops

The Legal Services Center offers ongoing legal education opportunities through our People’s Law School program. The People’s Law School is a community workshop series that educates and empowers the public on a variety of legal topics. Our workshops are free, open to the public and accessible to diverse audiences. We host our workshops at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain and in other community-centered locations.

People’s Law School Workshops

The Legal Services Center offers People’s Law School workshops on the following topics:

  • SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits
  • Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Benefits
  • Military Discharge Upgrades
  • Debt Collection
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tenant Rights
  • Estate Planning and Probate Court
  • And more!

Current Workshops

The Legal Services Center is currently partnering with the Boston Public Library to offer the following workshops:

EVERY 1ST THURSDAY: Know Your Rights about SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits

  • WHEN: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Boston Public Library Central Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

EVERY 2nd THURSDAY: Know Your Rights about Social Security Disability Benefits

  • WHEN: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Boston Public Library Central Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

For Community Partners

We welcome requests on any topics within our practice areas of expertise. If you are part of an organization, community group or service provider and would like to request a People’s Law School workshop, please call the Legal Services Center at (617) 522-3003 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator or email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.

We welcome the opportunity to leverage new and existing partnerships to better serve our community’s needs. If you would like to partner with the Legal Services Center to offer a workshop outside our practice areas, please call the Legal Services Center at (617) 522-3003 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator or email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.