Attorneys practicing in Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden or Hampshire Counties) willing to volunteer their time and effort in providing pro bono or reduced rate legal services to individuals facing foreclosure are urgently needed by the Foreclosure Task Force of the Hampden County (MA) Bar Association. The need is great!


For additional information concerning the obligations of a volunteer attorney, please see “What Can Be Expected From an Attorney?” and “What Is Expected of Attorney Volunteers” that are included within this website.


This website was conceived and has been prepared to provide support to those volunteer lawyers who have agreed to undertake the representation of individuals referred through the (Western Massachusetts) Alliance of Providers of Legal Services to Individuals Facing Foreclosure, a cooperative effort of the Foreclosure Task Force of the Hampden County (MA) Bar Association and the not-for- profit organizations that provide legal services to those who cannot afford them.


While the Foreclosure Task Force welcomes any attorney willing to participate, those possessing 93A and other consumer protection familiarity, litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and other specialized experience and skills are particularly needed. To assist the attorney who lacks skills requisite to the needs of the client, we maintain a list of Mentors & Consultants for their reference.


Because it is intended that referrals be made to that attorney best suited to undertake a particular case, it is necessary that volunteers complete and submit the Volunteer Profile form. The completed Volunteer Profile can be submitted by mail to The Foreclosure Task Force c/o Hampden County Bar Association, 50 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103, by fax to (860) 749-4696 or by e-mail to eberman1@cox.net.

Additional information can be obtained from Eugene B. Berman, J.D. at (860) 749-6440.