Justice Locally, Impact Globally.


Advocates for Community & Transformative Justice ("ACT Just") is transforming the face of justice in Massachusetts. We are here to provide legal services to families and individuals who do not qualify for pro bono services and are also unable to afford traditional private practitioner fees. We invite you to ask us whether you qualify for our sliding scale fee structure.

Mission

Our mission is to create access to affordable legal representation. We work with those confronting legal challenges and hardships and strive to be positive agents for change in the community and the world at large.




Options for Fee Arrangements

We work at a price point that a modest means client can afford by taking into consideration the client's income and household size. We aim to provide a number of options to best suit your individual needs.
Sliding Fee Scale Agreements - Developed by taking into consideration factors including the Federal Poverty Guidelines, the client's income or household income, and the client's family size.
Limited Assistance Representation ("LAR") - When appropriate, LAR is offered to clients who may not want to retain an attorney for their entire case. LAR may be a good option when the client is not in an ideal position to pay for counsel for their entire legal matter or when an attorney’s expertise is only requested for a crucial event in the case. In these cases, the firm will represent or assist a client with part, but not all, of the legal matter. The firm and the client will enter into a detailed fee agreement defining the scope of the representation and tasks the attorney will be responsible for and what tasks the litigant will be responsible for at the conclusion of the limited assistance representation.



Areas of Practice


Employment - Unemployment Benefits, Appeals before the Dept of Unemployment Assistance, Wage & Hour Claims, Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification.
Business Consultation - Employment Contracts Review, Negotiation, and drafting (non-competes, non-disclosure agreements, offers for employment and severance agreements), Drafting Employee Handbook and Policies, Business and E-Commerce Compliance, Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, Online Marketing and Sales.



Continued Legal Education and Professional Trainings


  • Probate & Family Court Lawyer for the Day Training
  • Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women
  • Massachuetts Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Fee-Shifting Statutes
  • Practicing with Professionalism
  • Fair Debt Collection


Attorney Profiles

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Jasmine Elatab, Esq.
Founder & Partner

Jasmine Elatab, the visionary behind ACT Just, is a graduate from Suffolk University Law School and a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. She is a dedicated public interest attorney with experience in family law, juvenile law, employment law, and Social Security Disability law. At her core, is her commitment to the client.

Elatab has worked closely with indigent clients through her experience as a student attorney in Suffolk University's Family Advocacy Clinic. There, her commitment to justice grew into a passion, which was featured in Suffolk University Magazine's 2014 Winter edition in an article describing her tremendous impact on working with clients, "The Best Lawyers Money Can't Buy."

Elatab's own article, "The Preservation of Fundamental Liberties: Right of Children in The Context of Custody Disputes" is published In Massachusetts Family Law Journal May/June 2014 edition.

In addition to ACT Just, Elatab has worked closely with various nonprofits organizations, including The Glow Exchange, where, in her role as the Director of Operations, she worked to empower communities through sustainable development initiatives.

Through her commitment to service, she was chosen as an Up & Coming honoree for the Excellence in Law presented by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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Evan Bell
Partner

Evan Bell is a 2008 cum laude graduate of Wheaton College (MA) and a 2011 graduate of New England Law| Boston. While studying at New England Law |Boston he developed his interest in family law while interning with various legal aids, including, Greater Boston Legal Services and the New England Law| Boston clinical offices as well as the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

Upon graduation, Evan began providing representation in all areas of domestic relations law including separation and divorce, child custody and parenting plans, child and spousal support, modifications of existing court orders, contempt actions, paternity cases and other family law issues. Evan’s practice has ranged from pro bono advocacy to high asset cases.

Evan also volunteers with the courts as a “Lawyer of the Day” and ARC attorney, representing children in high conflict custody matters. Evan contributed to the MCLE publication, Massachusetts Criminal Offender’s Records Information (CORI), 1st Edition.