MBA makes a difference at WBZ

Issue November 2015

Massachusetts Bar Association members offered free legal advice to 113 Massachusetts residents through Ask A Lawyer on Sept. 30.

Ask A Lawyer is a call-in program presented jointly by the MBA and WBZ Call For Action, which, like the MBA's own monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program, provides a unique opportunity for Massachusetts residents to speak to a qualified lawyer anonymously at no charge.

Seven volunteer lawyers took phone calls on the Ask A Lawyer hotline from 7-9 p.m., answering questions on a range topics, with the highest number of calls involving real estate, family and probate law. Most of the calls came in from low- to moderate-income residents of Suffolk and Middlesex Counties. Staff from the MBA and WBZ Call For Action also helped facilitate calls.

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

  • Thomas J. Barbar, Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston
  • Kwadwo Frimpong, Fidelity Investments, Boston
  • Daniel Occena, Occena Law, Revere
  • Samuel A. Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston
  • J. Daniel Silverman, J. Daniel Silverman, Attorney at Law, Wakefield
  • Richard A. Sugarman, Boston Medical Center, Boston
  • Paul F. Zerola, Zerola & Associates PC, Weston