Massachusetts NLG Lawyers Referral Service

Boston personal injury attorney Neil Burns was cited in the National Lawyers Guild’s monthly newsletter this December for his work on the Board of the Lawyer Referral Service. The referral service, a project of the NLG, has a mission of referring low and moderate income clients to attorneys in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Burns’ office regularly accepts Massachusetts bankruptcy clients and Boston personal injury clients through the Lawyer Referral Service.

The article, written by LRS Coordinator Sara DeConde, stated that Neil’s “driving interest in this project remains in his ability to help lower-income people” after “15 years involvement with the LRS.” Neil pointed out that initially the Coordinator was a part time position; in the first 10 months of this year the LRS has referred 3,113 clients to attorneys. In all times, and especially when the economy is weak, access to justice is critical; access to a lawyer who is an expert in the field of need is even more essential.
Neil also notes that two of the recent coordinators for the project have received legal services scholarships to law school.