MBA, WBZ teamwork helps 200-plus callers

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
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Top: Volunteer attorneys from the MBA answer legal questions. Bottom: MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano (left) with WBZ NightSide host Dan Rea (right).

Massachusetts Bar Association volunteers answered legal questions from 206 callers in just two hours at the Ask-A-Lawyer call-in program, held at the WBZ studios in Brighton on Nov. 30. Continuing what has become an annual tradition, Ask-A-Lawyer was presented jointly by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), WBZ Call for Action and WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Typical of past Ask-A-Lawyer and Dial-A-Lawyer events, most of the calls involved questions about family law and real estate law, followed closely by torts-related questions. The MBA volunteers also fielded calls ranging from immigration law to collections to criminal law, among others.

During the second hour of Ask-A-Lawyer, MBA President Jeffrey Catalano appeared as a guest on NightSide with Dan Rea, where he talked about MBA initiatives and answered questions from callers from as far away as Alabama. The event created an excellent opportunity to showcase the efforts of the MBA volunteers, as well as the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service. Throughout the program, Rea and Catalano reminded listeners to visit for instant online referrals that are available 24/7.

If you missed it, you can listen to a recording of the show here.

Thank you to our partners and hosts at WBZ Call for Action, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and NightSide with Dan Rea. Special thanks to the MBA lawyers who donated their time and expertise to this worthwhile effort:

  • Ludovino Gardini
  • Michael E. Katin
  • Richard M. McLeod
  • Soraya Sadeghi
  • Samuel Adam Segal
  • J. Daniel Silverman
  • Gail F. Sullivan