Lawyers Journal

MBA holds fall Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer

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 opinion."

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, Springfield
Leslie A. Curley, Berkshire Mediation Group, Pittsfield
Michele Feinstein, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC, Springfield
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, Springfield
Eric D. Kornblum, Law Office of Eric D. Kornblum, Westfield
Edward J. McDonough, Egan, Flanagan & Cohen PC, Springfield
L. Jeffrey Meehan, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield
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, Springfield
Timothy A. Reilly, Law Office of Timothy A. Reilly, Springfield
Daniel Mark Rothschild, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
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, Greenfield
Gregory A. Wolf, Law Office of Gregory A. Wolf Esq., Pittsfield

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