Incoming President Douglas K. Sheff discusses MBA initiatives as guest on WBZ Radio’s "NightSide with Dan Rea."
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An MBA volunteer attorney answers a legal question during the Aug. 14 Ask A Lawyer call-in program. Sheff (left) speaks with WBZ's Dan Rea.
Eight MBA volunteer lawyers staffed the MBA/WBZ Ask A Lawyer program, answering calls on a variety of legal topics.
Photos by Jason Scally and Claudia Staten.
The Massachusetts Bar Association shined a light on some of the
good work that lawyers do to support the public during a successful
night at WBZ News Radio 1030.
On Aug. 14, MBA members offered free legal advice to more than 120
Massachusetts residents through Ask A Lawyer, a call-in program
presented jointly by the MBA and WBZ Call For Action. Eight
volunteer lawyers staffed the Ask A Lawyer hotline from 7 to 9
p.m., answering calls on topics ranging from divorce and child
support to employment law, Social Security disability benefits and
During the second hour, MBA President-elect Douglas K. Sheff
helped promote Ask A Lawyer as a guest on WBZ Radio's "NightSide
with Dan Rea." Sheff discussed the MBA's Working Families, Consumer
Advocacy and Justice for All initiatives. He also touted several
other MBA programs that help to support Massachusetts communities,
including the Lawyer Referral Service, Dial-A-Lawyer, and the
association's legislative advocacy.
By the end of the interview, which included questions from outside
callers, Sheff told Rea that he hoped the public had a better
understanding of lawyers as "caretakers," rather than
Thank you to the following MBA members who volunteered and
answered calls during the Ask A Lawyer event:
- Kwadwo Frimpong, Fidelity Investments, Boston
- Mary K.Y. Lee, Law Office of Mary K.Y. Lee, Boston
- Francis K. Morris, Law Office of Francis K. Morris, Brookline
- James F. Norton, Law Office of James F. Norton, Braintree
- Stuart I. Rosnick, Law Office of Stuart I. Rosnick, Salem
- Samuel Adam Segal, Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC,
- J. Daniel Silverman, J. Daniel Silverman, Attorney at Law,
- Richard A. Sugarman, Boston Medical Center, Office of the
General Counsel, Boston
Special thanks to WBZ News Radio 1030, Dan Rea and the staff of
WBZ Call For Action for supporting Ask A Lawyer. WBZ Call For
Action, in existence for 42 years, is a non-profit telephone
information, referral and action service dedicated to resolving
people's problems. A free service, it is a member of the national
organization, Call For Action, Inc.