VLP Trains BBA Members for Small Claims Court Clinic

Earlier this week, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP), hosted a training corresponding with the launch of their Lawyer for the Day in Small Claims Court program. VLP now coordinates Small Claims Clinics at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division, Cambridge Small Claims Court, and Quincy Small Claims Court. The training covered the debt collection industry, common defenses to consumer debt collection suits, and litigating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims in these cases, as well as how to represent a low-income debtor in negotiations and small claims trials. Attorneys and law students of all experience levels are able to volunteer. Please see the clinic schedule below and if you’d like to volunteer with VLP, please reach out to Hsindy Chen at [email protected].

  • Boston Municipal Court, Central Division
    • Every Thursday, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    • 24 New Chardon Street, Boston, MA, 5th Floor in front of Courtroom D
  • Cambridge Small Claims Court
    • First Tuesday of the month, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    • 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA
  • Quincy Small Claims Court
    • Every Thursday, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    • 1 Dennis Ryan Parkway, Quincy, MA