Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
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Photograph by Jennifer Rosinski
Front to back, volunteer attorneys Carolyn A. Muzzi, Springfield; David H. Burstein, Springfield; Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., Springfield; and Jeffrey A. Burstein, Springfield.

Dial-A-Lawyer Program is an unprecedented success in its 12th year

Calls hit all-time high of 536

The MBA’s fall Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program, held Oct. 9 in Springfield, was an unqualified successbreaking phone records from 2006 by over 100 calls. The semi-annual program provided individuals from Western Mass. with an opportunity to receive free legal advice, via phone, from volunteer lawyers as a public service of the MBA.


Thirty-four lawyers took phone calls for four hours, answering a wide range of legal questions concerning family law, real estate, personal injury and employment disputes. This year’s program received 536 calls, up from 401 calls in 2006.


Next year’s Dial-A-Lawyer programs will be on May 21, 2008 and Oct. 22, 2008.


The MBA wishes to thank all lawyers who volunteered their valuable time.


Program Participants 

David H. Burstein
Burstein Law Offices PC, Springfield


Jeffrey Alan Burstein
Burstein Law Offices PC, Springfield 


Charles R. Casartello Jr.
Pellegrini, Seeley Ryan & Blakesley PC, Springfield


Petra I. Cervoni

Law Office of Petra I. Cervoni, Springfield       


Alfred P. Chamberland
Law Office Of Alfred P. Chamberland, Easthampton                            


Justin Howard Dion
Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield

Mary K. Eaton
Eaton & Rescia, East Longmeadow 

Dennis G. Egan Jr.
Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield


Claudette-Jean Girard
Szostkiewicz & Thorn, Springfield


Michael J. Grilli
Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield


Lisa Louise Halbert
Bacon & Wilson PC, Northampton


Scott K. Kell Jr.

Law Office of Scott K. Kell Jr., Wilbraham       


Kimberly Klimczuk
Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Springfield       


Julia K. Lentini
Brodeur-McGan PC, Springfield        


Carolyn L. McCaffrey
Frank P. Fitzgerald PC, East Longmeadow                                       


Sara E. McCollum
Department Of Revenue ─ Child Support Enforcement, Springfield      


Melanie Marie McNamara

Law Office of Melanie Marie McNamara, West Springfield          


Randy J. Milou Jr.
Law Offices of Randy J. Milou, West Springfield


John F. Moriarty Jr.
Moriarty, Neves & Dunn LLP, Holyoke


Carolyn Ann Muzzi
Department of Revenue/Child Support Enforcement, Springfield


Thomas D. O'Connor Jr.

Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., Attorney at Law, Springfield


Maurice Caston Powe
Attorney Maurice Powe, Springfield


Kara Schultz Rescia
Eaton & Rescia, East Longmeadow 


Denise M. Shear
Ostrander Law Office, Northhampton


Michael R. Siddall
Siddall & Siddall PC, Springfield       


Diana I. Sorrentini-Velez
Cooley Shrair PC, Springfield                                                                       


Eileen Z. Sorrentino
Collaborative ─ Attorney & Mediator PC, Chicopee


Bernadette Stark
Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Northampton  


Stanley Anthony Szlachetka

Law Office of Stanley Anthony Szlachetka, Chicopee                                 


Maureen C. Tobin
Cooley Shrair PC, Springfield              


Peggy Ann Torello

Law Office of Peggy Ann Torello, S. Deerfield                             


Dennis E. Tully

Law Office of Dennis E. Tully, East Longmeadow       


Christina Turgeon
Law Office of Christina M. Turgeon, Longmeadow                                          


Jeffrey Scott Weisser

Law Office of Jeffrey Scott Weisser, Agawam

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