MDLA-co-sponsored Dial-A-Lawyer answers more than 100 calls

Issue July/August 2007

On June 6, 13 MBA Dial-A-Lawyer volunteers answered more than 100 calls from the general public at the MBA offices in Boston. The Dial-A-Lawyer program has been in existence since 1991 and has helped thousands of people by giving them the opportunity to speak to an attorney via the telephone free of charge.

The program on June 6 was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer and assist people who are in need, or you’re having a problem finding the time to volunteer because of your busy schedule and other commitments, the Dial-A-Lawyer program may be the best volunteer program for your schedule and interests.

The MBA is seeking attorney volunteers to staff the phones for our monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The next program will be Aug. 1. This is just a two hour commitment, once a month, answering basic legal questions from the public on the telephone.