MBA volunteer lawyers helped answer legal questions from 357
callers from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties on
the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Oct. 16. MBA's semiannual
Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program provides legal
advice at no charge as a public service of the MBA.
The MBA's Dial-A-Lawyer program is co-sponsored by Western New
England University School of Law, The Republican, El
Pueblo Latino, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic
Attorneys and the Hispanic National Bar Association.
"People can call and ask a question with no strings attached,"
said longtime volunteer Michael Siddall, of Siddall & Siddall
PC in Springfield, who has volunteered at the event for several
years. "I've come to realize people really do rely on the program
as a way to answer some lingering questions or to get a second
The two call-in programs held in Western Massachusetts complement
the monthly Dial-A-Lawyer programs held at the MBA's Boston office
on the first Wednesday evening of each month.
The next Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer will take place in May 2013.
For more information on how to get involved, e-mail Claudia Staten
at [e-mail cstaten].
The MBA thanks the following members for donating their time and
energy to this important public service effort.
Corey M. Carvalho, UMASS Legal Services, Amherst
Charles R. Casartello, Jr., Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan &
Blakesley PC, Springfield
Petra I. Cervoni, Springfield
Mark David Cress, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP,
Leslie A. Curley, Berkshire Mediation Group, Pittsfield
Michele Feinstein, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC,
John E. Garber, Weinberg & Garber PC, Northampton
Lisa L. Halbert, Bacon & Wilson PC, Northampton
Elizabeth D. Katz, Ostrander Law Office, Northampton
Kelly A. Koch, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP,
Eric D. Kornblum, Law Office of Eric D. Kornblum, Westfield
Edward J. McDonough, Egan, Flanagan & Cohen PC,
L. Jeffrey Meehan, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC,
Susan A. Mielnikowski, Cooley Shrair PC, Springfield
Frank K. Morris, Brookline
Richard C. Morrissey, West Springfield
Thomas D. O'Connor, Springfield
Stephen J. Phillips, Dunn & Phillips PC, Springfield
Melissa L. Pagel Ryczek, Brodeur-McGan PC, Springfield
Andrea D. Reid, Reid & Gaudet Law Group, LLP,
Timothy A. Reilly, Law Office of Timothy A. Reilly,
Daniel Mark Rothschild, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP,
Paul H. Rothschild, Bacon & Wilson, Springfield
Denise M. Shear, Ostrander Law Office, Northampton
Michael Siddall, Siddall & Siddall PC, Springfield
Teresa E. Stevens, Stephen R. Manning PC, E. Longmeadow
Gillian Szlachetka Dubay, Szlachetka Dubay PC, Chicopee
Peggy A. Torello, Peggy A. Torello, Attorney At Law,
Gregory A. Wolf, Law Office of Gregory A. Wolf Esq.,