MBA members offer free legal advice during August Dial-A-Lawyer program

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association held its most recent Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Twenty-two MBA attorney volunteers answered 181 calls and helped Massachusetts residents with their legal questions.

The MBA has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program as a public service since March 1991, with volunteer attorneys typically answering callers’ legal questions from a phone bank at the MBA’s Boston office. Through the implementation of new technology in May 2020, the MBA has been able to continue offering this public service virtually during the pandemic at a time when many residents have critical legal questions related to their health, homes and employment. Moving to a remote-only platform has also made it easier for attorney volunteers to take part since they no longer have to travel to the MBA’s office and can take calls anonymously right from their own home or office computers.

Thank you to the following members who donated their time and expertise to the Aug. 4 Dial-A-Lawyer program:

  • Madison Bader, Attorney at Law, Foxboro
  • Joshua Cali, Cali Law, Ashland
  • Kavita Goyal, Rosen & Goyal PC, Andover
  • Monica Halas, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
  • Holly Hinte, Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
  • Philip Howe, Philip M. Howe Law Firm, Boston
  • Paul Klehm, Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
  • Sam Lambroza, Law Office of Sam Lambroza, Boston
  • Melissa Lanouette, Resilience Law, Norwell
  • Matthew Manuszak, Coughlin Betke LLP, Boston
  • Emily Nicholson-Gross, Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP, Boston
  • Jon Michael Probstein, Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein, Levittown, NY
  • Batool Raza, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston
  • Laura Riccio, Fedele & Murray PC, Norwood
  • Soraya Sadeghi, Soraya Law PC, Boston
  • Jonathan Sales, Law Office of JS Sales, Newton Center
  • Samuel Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston
  • Jordan Shapiro, Shapiro & Hender, Malden
  • Reid Wakefield, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
  • Christopher Yagoobian, Peabody & Arnold LLP, Boston
  • Joblin Younger, Law Office of Joblin C. Younger PC, Beverly
  • Paul Zerola, Zerola & Associates PC, Weston

Interested in volunteering?

Dial-A-Lawyer offers a terrific opportunity for attorneys looking for a pro bono activity that fits well with their busy schedules and can be done from their own home or office. If you are interested in volunteering for an upcoming Dial-A-Lawyer, please email dal@massbar.org. Volunteers will be provided with a link, username, password, detailed instructions and updated resources before each monthly program.