The Massachusetts Bar Association held its most recent Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, sponsored by the Labor & Employment Section Council. Twenty-three attorneys, including nine Labor & Employment members, volunteered to answer questions on a night when Dial-A-Lawyer received 171 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 Feb. 1 Dial-A-Lawyer program:
- Rebecca Amdemariam, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston
- Jason E. Armiger, Gesmer Updegrove LLP, Boston (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
- Josephine C. Babiarz, Attorney at Law, Arlington
- Madison F. Bader, Lawson & Weitzen LLP, Boston
- Matthew J. Baker, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
- Ami Clifford, Clifford Law Office PC, Boston
- Michelle M. De Oliveira, Kenney & Sams, Southborough (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Anthony B. Fioravanti, Kenney & Sams, Southborough (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Kavita M. Goyal, Rosen & Goyal PC, Andover (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Sujin Han, Cengage Learning, Inc. Boston (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Philip M. Howe, Philip M. Howe Law Firm, Boston
Paul J. Klehm, Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
John G, Mateus, Law Offices of John G. Mateus, Woburn
Peter D. McDermott, Law Office of Peter D. McDermott, Hopkinton
Laura M. Raisty, Kenney & Sams, Southborough (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Laura F. Riccio, Fedele & Murray PC, Norwood
Valerie C. Samuels, ArentFox Schiff LLP Boston (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Theresa Schneider Fromm, U.S. Department of Labor, Boston (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Michael R. St. Louis, Law Office of Michael St. Louis, Manchester, New Hampshire
Stela Stockley, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, Boston
Bettina F. Toner, Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, Boston (Labor & Employment Section Council member)
Reid M. Wakefield, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Jonathan J. Wynne, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, 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 email@example.com. Volunteers will be provided with a link, username, password, detailed instructions and updated resources before each monthly program.