Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007
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Photograph by Bill Archambeault
Christy Hepburn, of Macero & Associates PC, Boston, far right, answers calls with other volunteer attorneys at the Dial-A-Lawyer program on Feb. 7 at the MBA’s Boston offices. Pictured, from left to right, are: Philip Howe of Lecomte, Emanuelson & Doyle in Quincy; David Russman of The Russman Law Firm in Boston; George Megaloudis of Roach & Wise LLP in Boston; Sharon V. Jones of Sharon V. Jones, Attorney at Law in Boston; David Barber of the Law Offices of David Barber in Watertown; and Hepburn.

Dial-A-Lawyer volunteer attorneys field 129 calls in two hours

The phones were ringing off the hook at the Feb. 7 Dial-A-Lawyer program, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at the MBA’s Boston office. Attorneys answered 129 calls: the highest number of calls taken at the Boston Dial-A-Lawyer program within the past year. Callers’ questions ranged from identity theft and insurance to contracts and civil rights. The most common topic was family law, which represented about 19 percent of the calls. Landlord/tenant, labor, probate and real estate law questions comprised another 32 percent of the calls.

More than 35 callers reported that they heard about the MBA’s Dial-A-Lawyer program through Tuesday night’s Fox 25 News broadcast, where MBA Treasurer Robert F. Lucas was interviewed about the program on the station’s evening news broadcast.

To see a video clip of the interview, click here.

Dial-A-Lawyer was made possible with the commitment of the following volunteers:

David Barber
Law Offices of David Barber, Watertown

Jennifer Barnazani-Ludlum
McRoberts, Roberts & Rainer LLP, Boston

William T. Boyle
William T. Boyle Attorney at Law, Lowell

John Donnelly
Office of the Attorney General, Boston

Christy Hepburn
Macero & Associates PC, Boston

Philip Howe
Lecomte, Emanuelson & Doyle, Quincy

Sharon V. Jones
Sharon V. Jones Attorney at Law, Boston

George Megaloudis
Roach & Wise LLP, Boston

David Russman
The Russman Law Firm, Boston

J. Daniel Silverman
J. Daniel Silverman Attorney at Law, Wakefield

Stephen Viegas
Law Office of Stephen G. Viegas, Reading

The Public Services Department is always looking for volunteer attorneys to field calls. If you are a member of the MBA in good standing, have a wide variety of legal experience and are interested in volunteering, please call (617) 338-0556, or [e-mail LRS].

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