Section Spotlight

Issue June 2011

The MBA Young Lawyers Division is participating in Boston's 4th Annual 5K Road Race & Summer Celebration on June 30 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. The race will be from 7 to 8 p.m., and the celebration will go from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the number one and number three killers of Americans. Lawyers Have Heart takes a critical step toward raising vital funds and awareness of heart disease and stroke, both of which profoundly affect the legal profession.

Biannual Dial-A-Lawyer Program provides free legal advice to veterans

The Veterans' Dial-A-Lawyer Program held April 27 at the Massachusetts Bar Association's Boston office provided free legal advice to 60 veterans or their family. Ten volunteer lawyers answered calls on a number of questions, with most having to do with veterans' benefits.

Gail McAuliffe and John Hogan from the Dept. of Veteran Services were available to assist attorneys with callers' questions.

A supplement to the monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program, the veterans' program is part of the MBA's Serving Our Veterans in the Law initiative.

"We want to ensure that Massachusetts veterans have access to the care and benefits they have earned. Partnering with the Massachusetts Bar Association provides an additional opportunity for veterans to gain access to important information and services," said Department of Veterans' Services Secretary Coleman Nee. "We are proud to continue this partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association and grateful for their continued commitment to Massachusetts' veterans."

The Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer is provided at no charge as a public service of the MBA with the financial support of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the MBA. The MBA acknowledges its partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services and thanks it for its important role in the success of the program.