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Attorney Profile

Harriet Schechter, Attorney At Law, is an experienced family law attorney who has been serving her clients for twenty-five years.  She handles divorces, paternity actions, modifications, removal cases, child custody and support, guardianships, elder law and appeals and all other family law matters.


Harriet Schechter has been appointed guardian ad litem by the judges of the Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex Probate and Family Courts to investigate or represent the interests of children in contested child custody matters.   She has also been appointed to represent the interests of individuals found to be incompetent.   Harriet Schechter will bring her breadth of knowledge, experience, and empathy to help you reach your goals in your case.


Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1986

U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1987



Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1972
M.A., Masters of Arts
Major:  American History

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1970
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major:  American History 

Bar Associations:
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Past Employment:
Harriet Schechter, Attorney At Law 1991 to present
Law Offices of Phillip S. Nyman, Lowell, MA,1987-1991 

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, intern, 1986-7 

Massachusetts Department of Education Legal Office, intern 1985

Massachusetts Department of Education, Civil Rights Specialist 1979-1987
Action for Boston Community Development, Teacher, Counselor, 1976-78
Thornton Academy, Teacher, 1972-1975


·        Certified to Accept Guardian Ad Litem Appointments in Category D, F, and G, Probate and Family Court.

·        Certified to Take Court Appointments in Mental Health Cases, Committee for Public Counsel Services

·        Certified to Take Court Appointments in Child Welfare Cases, Committee for Public Counsel Services

·        Qualified to Provide Limited Assistance Representation, Probate and Family Court

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