PBHA's Harvard Small Claims Advisory Service

Purpose Statement

The Small Claims Advisory Service informs individuals of their rights and options in small claims court. Many socio-economically-disadvantaged individuals are unaware of their rights as consumers and tenants. We believe that this disparity in information and access detracts from the legitimacy of our legal system. To help correct these wrongs, SCAS operates a telephone information service in our Phillips Brooks House and assist clients in person at our community office at Greater Boston Legal Services in downtown Boston. SCAS also makes presentations in the communities we serve, publishes brochures, manuals, and videos, and advocates for structural (i.e. legislative) reform.

Organization Information