Greater Boston Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is one of the four oldest non‐profit legal aid organizations in the United States. With a staff today of 100 attorneys, paralegals, administrators and support staff, it provides free representation in civil matters that touch upon the fundamental safety and well‐being of our most vulnerable citizens

Housing, immigration, public benefits, health care access and privacy/autonomy issues are primary areas of representation. Advocacy extends, however, beyond the courtroom, and includes networking, coalition‐building and other kinds of leadership to improve access to justice throughout society.

GBLS is represented on the Institute by Wynn A. Gerhard, Esq.