LRS Committee sponsors Dec. Dial-A-Lawyer program

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association held its most recent Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The event was sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service Committee, whose members answered calls along with other MBA volunteers. Ten attorneys volunteered to answer questions on a night when Dial-A-Lawyer received 136 calls.

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 Dec. 1 Dial-A-Lawyer program:

  • Shahria Boston, Shahria H. Boston, Attorney at Law, Stoughton (Lawyer Referral Service Committee member)
  • Julianna Bruce, J Bruce Law LLC, Jamaica Plain
  • Christopher Cornetta, Cornetta Babine LLC, Danvers
  • Philip Howe, Philip M. Howe Attorney at Law, Boston
  • Paul Klehm, Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
  • Peter McDermott, Law Office of Peter D. McDermott, Hopkinton (Lawyer Referral Service Committee member)
  • Daniel Occena, Occena Law PC, Revere
  • Jon Michael Probstein, Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein, Levittown, NY
  • Samuel Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston (Lawyer Referral Service Committee member)
  • Kimberly Winter, McLaughlin, Richards, Biller, Schindel and Winter LLP, South Natick (Lawyer Referral Service Committee member)

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.