MBA, WBZ Call for Action present free legal advice program, Nov. 30

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice on Wednesday, Nov. 30, by participating in the Ask A Lawyer call-in program, presented jointly by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), WBZ Call for Action and WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

"The Ask A Lawyer program provides a lifeline to callers seeking answers to their legal questions, many of which involve critical, life-changing issues that affect their families, homes or work situations." said MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano. "The Massachusetts Bar Association and our partners at WBZ NewsRadio are proud to increase access to justice by providing this opportunity for Massachusetts residents who may not have the means to afford a lawyer or don't know where to turn for legal assistance."

Volunteer lawyers from the Mass. Bar Association will be at the studios of WBZ NewsRadio to field phone calls from 7 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 30, from Massachusetts residents who have legal concerns or problems. The legal advice is provided for free 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.

While volunteer lawyers field calls, Catalano will appear as a guest on WBZ NewsRadio's NightSide with Dan Rea, where he will discuss the ways in which the Massachusetts Bar Association works to serve both lawyers and members of the community through efforts, such as its monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program, Lawyer Referral Service (www.masslawhelp.com) and other public initiatives.

WBZ Call for Action, in existence for 45 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.

The award-winning WBZ NewsRadio is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, operates 117 radio stations including Boston's WBMX-FM (MIX 104.1), WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub), WODS-FM (103.3 AMP Radio) and WZLX-FM (Classic Rock 100.7).