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
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