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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
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MBA President-elect Douglas K. Sheff

MBA teams with WBZ Call for Action to offer Mass. residents free legal advice

Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 14 from Bay State residents who have legal concerns or problems

Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice on Wednesday, Aug. 14 by participating in the Ask A Lawyer call-in program presented jointly by the Massachusetts Bar Association and WBZ Call for Action.

"The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to work with WBZ News Radio 1030 on this program," MBA President-elect Douglas K. Sheff said. "This partnership provides members of the public with free access to qualified attorneys who can provide legal advice and information about available legal services. We appreciate WBZ's continued commitment to this valuable service."

Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 14 from Bay State residents who have legal concerns or problems. The legal advice is provided at no charge as a public service.

The Ask A Lawyer phone number is (617) 787-7070. If a caller gets a busy signal, they are asked to hang up and try again. Normal telephone charges will apply. NOTE: The phones will only be staffed by MBA attorneys from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 14.


While volunteer lawyers field calls, Sheff will discuss key legal topics from 8 to 9 p.m. as a guest on WBZ Radio's NightSide with Dan Rea. Sheff will discuss the MBA's Working Families, Consumer Advocacy and Justice for All initiatives, and how the MBA works to serve Massachusetts communities through its support of legislation, workers' rights and available public programming, which includes a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer, the Lawyer Referral Service and more.

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