Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007
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:
Law Offices of David Barber, Watertown
McRoberts, Roberts & Rainer LLP, Boston
William T. Boyle
William T. Boyle Attorney at Law, Lowell
Office of the Attorney General, Boston
Macero & Associates PC, Boston
Lecomte, Emanuelson & Doyle, Quincy
Sharon V. Jones
Sharon V. Jones Attorney at Law, Boston
Roach & Wise LLP, Boston
The Russman Law Firm, Boston
J. Daniel Silverman
J. Daniel Silverman Attorney at Law, Wakefield
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].