Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
From left to right: MBA President Richard P. Campbell and MBA Task Force on Law, the Economy and Underemployment Chair Eric J. Parker.
MBA teams with WBZ Call for Action to offer Mass. residents free legal advice
Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 15 from Bay State residents who have legal concerns or problems
Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice on
Wednesday, Aug. 15 by participating in the Ask A Lawyer call-in
program presented jointly by the Massachusetts Bar Association and
WBZ Call for Action.
Ask A Lawyer was a regular program from 1978 until 2005. The MBA
and WBZ Call for Action have revived the program to meet the
growing legal needs of the commonwealth's citizens.
"The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to have worked with
WBZ radio to bring back this critical program," MBA President
Richard P. Campbell said. "The country's current economic crisis
has both pushed the need for legal help to an all-time-high and
made it harder for the average citizen to afford legal services. We
hope this program can help bridge that gap."
Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 7 to
9 p.m. on Aug. 15 from Bay State residents who have legal concerns
or problems. The legal advice is provided at no charge as a public
The Ask A Lawyer phone number is
(617) 787-7070. If a caller gets a busy signal,
they are asked to hang up and try again. Normal telephone charges
will apply. NOTE: The phones will only be staffed by MBA
attorneys from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 15.
While volunteer lawyers field calls, MBA representatives will
discuss key legal topics from 8 to 9 p.m. as guests on WBZ Radio's
NightSide with Dan Rea. Campbell will be joined by Eric J. Parker,
chair of the MBA's Task Force on Law, the Economy and
Underemployment, to talk about the state's court funding crisis,
the future of legal education and the MBA's newly launched Lawyer
Referral Service web site, www.masslawhelp.com.