New Center for Legal Advocacy, Inc.
NCLA is a full-service poverty law firm receiving federal Legal Services Corporation funding, since 1997, and Massachusetts Bar Foundation funding. Through its centralized intake and hotline system, NCLA is the initial point of access for most applicants in need of legal services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
NCLA provides advice, referrals and direct representation for thousands of individuals every year.
NCLA is a private, not-for-profit corporation with a nine-person Board of Directors consisting of six attorneys (appointed by local bar associations) and three client-eligible members. All Board members are volunteers. NCLA has a total staff of 11: Executive Director, three staff attorneys, four intake paralegals, Private Attorney Involvement coordinator, and two legal secretaries.