MBA to offer Boston Marathon victims access to free legal advice in May

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013
The association has also donated $10,000 to One Fund Boston
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The Massachusetts Bar Association will offer individuals impacted by last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon free legal advice through its Dial-A-Lawyer program. Victims can access free legal assistance on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 calling (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711.

Additionally, the MBA has made a $10,000 donation to One Fund Boston, set up last week by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

"We commend the efforts of all medical, law enforcement and other first responders who worked tirelessly to treat the victims and to protect the public. We also mourn with the people of Boston and beyond, for those who died and who suffered physical and emotional harm due to this senseless act of violence," MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. said.

Attorney Paul White of the Boston law firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, will spearhead the volunteer lawyer effort along with MBA officers and staff.

Lawyers who are interested in assisting with the efforts should contact the MBA's Department of Community and Public Services at (617) 338-0695 and leave their contact information in the mailbox. MBA staff will contact them with details.