Thursday, May. 17, 2012
MBA members volunteer at the May 16 Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program.
Photos by Jennifer Rosinski.
MBA holds semi-annual Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program on May 16
Phones rang non-stop for four hours on Wednesday, May 16 at
Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, where
30 volunteer lawyers affiliated with the Massachusetts Bar
Association provided 385 callers from across Western Massachusetts
with free legal advice.
The Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer has been held for the past
18 years and became a semi-annual program, held in May and October,
11 years ago. It is provided as a public service of the MBA. In
addition to WNEU School of Law, other sponsors include The
Republican, El Pueblo Latino, the Massachusetts
Association of Hispanic Attorneys and the Hispanic National Bar
Legal topics are varied and include landlord-tenant disputes,
worker's compensation, divorce, criminal matters, estate planning,
discrimination, adoption and landlord disputes as well as health
and Medicare issues.