The volunteer provides assistance to litigants with Civil District Court cases by providing guidance and advice, locating self-help resources and identifying the issues they may be facing. The program operates Wednesday from 1-4 and Thursdays from 9-1 and/or 1-4 in the Hampden County Hall of Justice. There is no court time associated with this program and volunteers are here in an advisory capacity only. The types of issues covered in this program are small claims, supplementary process, summary process/eviction, civil motor vehicle infraction, civil harassment, criminal/application for show cause and all other general civil questions. Volunteers do problem-solving, guide the consumers with forms and provide legal advice on civil issues.
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