The Massachusetts Bar Association held its most recent Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, April 7. The event was sponsored by the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service Committee, whose members answered calls along with other MBA volunteers to help Massachusetts residents with legal questions. Sixteen attorney volunteers answered 135 calls remotely.
The MBA has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program as a public service since March 1991, with volunteer attorneys typically answering callers’ legal questions from a phone bank at the MBA’s Boston office. Through the implementation of new technology last May, the MBA has been able to continue offering this public service virtually during the pandemic at a time when many residents have critical legal questions related to their health, homes and employment. Moving to a remote-only platform has also made it easier for attorney volunteers to take part since they no longer have to travel to the MBA’s office and can take calls anonymously right from their own home or office computers.
Thank you to the following members who donated their time and expertise to the April 7 Dial-A-Lawyer program:
Beth Levenson, Epstein, Lipsey & Clifford PC, Hanover (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Claude Lavallee, Lavallee Law Offices, Lexington (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Gerard A. Palma, Palma Law Offices PC, Lowell
Joshua Cali, Cali Law, Ashland
J. Daniel Silverman, J. Daniel Silverman, Attorney at Law, Wakefield
Kimberly E. Winter, McLaughlin, Richards, Biller, Schindel & Winter LLP, South Natick (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Madison Bader, Attorney at Law, Foxboro
Michelle E. Harris, Morgan & Murphy LLP, Brockton
Mark Preiss, Advisors Law Group LLP, Boston (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Nicole Paquin, Paquin Law Office, Newton (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Philip M. Howe, Philip M. Howe Law Firm, Boston
Paul J. Klehm, Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
Peter McDermott, Attorney at Law, Hopkinton (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Shahria Boston, Attorney at Law, Stoughton (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Soraya Sadeghi, Soraya Law PC, Boston (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Samuel A. Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston (Lawyer Referral Service Committee)
Interested in volunteering?
Dial-A-Lawyer offers a terrific opportunity for attorneys looking for a pro bono activity that fits well with their busy schedules and can be done from their own home or office. If you are interested in volunteering for an upcoming Dial-A-Lawyer, please complete this form. Volunteers will be provided with a link, username, password, detailed instructions and updated resources before each monthly program.
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