MBA president, volunteers answer legal questions in partnership with WBZ

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
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Photos by Jason Scally, Joe Caci and Nancy Yulfo.

The Massachusetts Bar Association once again partnered with WBZ Call for Action, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and WBZ-TV for an evening of legal assistance over the airwaves on Wednesday, Nov. 20, answering legal questions from nearly 100 callers.

A dozen Massachusetts Bar Association volunteers answered callers’ legal questions from the WBZ-TV studio in Brighton from 7-9 p.m. during the annual Ask A Lawyer call-in program. The attorneys offered basic legal advice over the phone on a range of subject matters, from landlord-tenant disputes to domestic issues, medical malpractice and more.

During the 8 o’clock hour, while the volunteers answered the Ask A Lawyer phone lines, MBA President John J. Morrissey visited the Malden studio of WBZ NewsRadio 1030, where he appeared as a guest on NightSide with Dan Rea. In addition to promoting Ask A Lawyer, Rea and Morrissey discussed the MBA’s lawyer-wellness initiative and other helpful MBA programs, including the MBA’s Lawyer Referral Service. Morrissey also answered legal questions from several NightSide callers.

The full recording of Morrissey’s appearance on NightSide is available here on the program’s podcast.

Thank you to the following MBA members who generously volunteered their time and expertise at Ask A Lawyer this year:

  • Julianna Bruce, J. Bruce Law LLC

  • Christopher Carbone, Carbone Law Firm PC

  • Philip Howe, Philip Howe, Attorney at Law

  • Michael Katin, Scheier Katin & Epstein PC

  • Dmitry Lev, Law Offices of D. Lev PC

  • R. Talmadge Reeves, R. Talmadge Reeves, Attorney at Law 

  • Soraya Sadeghi, Soraya Law

  • Samuel Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal

  • J. Daniel Silvermam, J. Daniel Silverman, Attorney at Law

  • Kristin Thurbide, Culik Law PC

  • Jean Zeiler, Jean Zeiler Law

  • Paul Zerola, Zerola & Associates PC

The Ask A Lawyer program initially ran from 1978 through 2005, before its revival in 2012 by the MBA and WBZ Call for Action. In existence for 48 years, WBZ Call for Action is a non-profit telephone information, referral and action service dedicated to resolving people’s problems. A free service, it is a member of the national organization, Call for Action Inc.