Our offices are temporarily closed to the public due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
CSB staff is working remotely, available by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone 617-728-8758.
We are still accepting applications: https://www.masscsb.org/claim-eligible.
The Clients’ Security Board exists to preserve the public’s trust in the legal profession by reimbursing law clients whose Massachusetts lawyer had stolen from them using funds provided solely by the lawyers of Massachusetts.
The Clients' Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court is recruiting to fill the position of Deputy General Counsel. Applicants who wish to help the public and preserve confidence in the legal profession while working in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click the link below or visit Employment Opportunity under the News tab.
We're the Clients' Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court.
The Court created us in 1974 to do only one thing:
Reimburse law clients whose lawyers have stolen from them.
We do it to preserve trust in the legal profession.
Every dollar we use to reimburse law clients comes from only one source: the lawyers of Massachusetts.
We've been reimbursing law clients for more than 40 years.
Since 1974 the Board has reimbursed more than $50 million to over 2,250 law clients.
Each reimbursement we make is a matter of grace not right.
Each Board member serves for a term of five years.
The Board has no statute of limitations.
The Board has no caps on reimbursements to an individual claimant.
Since 1974 the Board has reimbursed more than $2 million for the thefts of one disciplined lawyer.
Since 1974 the Board has reimbursed more than $1 million each for the thefts of six different disciplined lawyers.
The Clients' Security Fund is audited annually by independent auditors.
The Board's claim form is available in both English and Spanish.
Lawyers helping claimants before the Board must do so without compensation.
In 2017 only 26 out more than 59,000 Massachusetts lawyers (0.04%) were responsible for the thefts reimbursed by the Board.