Night at WBZ provides lawyers, referrals to callers in need

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
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Top: (From left) MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian and WBZ Radio's Dan Rea Bottom: MBA attorneys answer the phones at the WBZ studios during the Aug. 20 Ask A Lawyer program Photos by Jason Scally.

Volunteers from the Massachusetts Bar Association answered questions from more than 100 callers on August 20, during the Ask A Lawyer program, which was presented jointly by the MBA and WBZ Call for Action. Nine MBA members answered the phones at the WBZ studios between 7 and 9 p.m., where they offered advice on a range of legal issues, many involving consumer, criminal, landlord-tenant and family law.

Ask A Lawyer was a regular program from 1978 until 2005, and the MBA and WBZ Call for Action revived the program in 2012 to meet the growing legal needs of the commonwealth's citizens.

During the second hour of the Ask A Lawyer program, MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian continued what has become an annual tradition of having an MBA officer appear as a guest on WBZ Radio's "NightSide with Dan Rea." In addition to taking calls from program listeners, Kazarosian talked about how the MBA benefits both lawyers and the public. Kazarosian and Rea also stressed the importance of being represented by a lawyer in all legal matters, and touted the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service as a helpful resource for those who need legal assistance.

Thank you to the following MBA members who volunteered and answered calls during the Ask A Lawyer event:

  • Colleen E. Carafotes, Law Offices of Colleen E. Carafotes, Melrose
  • Kwadwo Frimpong, Fidelity Investments, Boston
  • Sheryl R. Furnari, Furnari Law, Chestnut Hill
  • Galen Gilbert, Gilbert & O'Bryan PC, Boston
  • Mary K Y Lee, Law Office of Mary K. Y. Lee, Boston
  • Daniel Occena, Occena Law, Revere
  • Samuel Adam Segal, Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston
  • J. Daniel Silverman, J. Daniel Silverman, Attorney at Law, Wakefield
  • Donald Whitmore, DEW Advisory, Watertown