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DialALawyerDial-A-Lawyer: Free Legal Advice by Phone

Do you have a legal problem or question? Get free legal advice each month.

The Massachusetts Bar Association sponsors a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program and encourages members of the public to call our hotline for free legal advice.

Dial-A-Lawyer attorney volunteers are in good standing and have a wide variety of legal experience.

Attorneys are available to answer questions on a variety of topics, including family law, bankruptcy, real estate, labor and consumer rights and more.

To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. There is no limit to the number of calls you can make, or how many times you call during the year.

Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer Program

Twice a year, in the fall and spring, the MBA hosts a Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program, where residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties have the opportunity to have their legal questions answered by local volunteer attorneys. The program is co-sponsored by Western New England University School of Law, The Republican, El Pueblo Latino, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys and the Hispanic National Bar Association. The phone number, date and time of these events are published in the local newspaper and announced by the MBA several weeks prior to the event.

Ask A Lawyer Program

Every fall, MBA members participate in an Ask A Lawyer call-in program, presented jointly by the MBA, WBZ Call for Action and WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The program provides a lifeline to Massachusetts residents seeking answers to their legal questions, who may not be able to afford a lawyer or do not know where to turn for legal assistance.

For more information about volunteering for Dial-A-Lawyer, Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer, or the Ask A Lawyer program, contact the MBA’s Boston Office at (617) 338-0556 or the Springfield Office at (413) 731-5134, or email