MBA volunteers give free legal advice at Nov. Dial-A-Lawyer program

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association held its most recent Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Twelve MBA attorney volunteers answered 158 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 Nov. 3 Dial-A-Lawyer program:

  • Radhika Ahkil, SOVOS Compliance LLC, Wilmington
  • Madison Bader, Attorney at Law, Foxboro
  • Frederick Ding, Desmarais LLP, New York
  • Paul Klehm, Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
  • Sam Lambroza, Law Office of Sam Lambroza, Boston
  • Shylah Maloney, Foster & Eldridge LLP, Woburn
  • Matthew Manuszak, Coughlin Betke LLP, Brighton
  • Gerald Palma, Palma Law Offices PC, Lowell
  • Jon Michael Probstein, Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein, Levittown, NY
  • Samuel Segal, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston
  • Jordan Shapiro, Shapiro & Hender, Malden 
  • Parker Williams, Melick & Porter LLP, Boston

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.