Some helpful news right here. If you're a Massachusetts resident and you need some legal advice, you can get it for free on June 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Here's the actual Press Release From the Mass. Bar Association:

In recognition of the heightened strain put on family relationships during the pandemic, the Massachusetts Bar Association is holding a special Domestic Relations Dial-A-Lawyer program on Wednesday, June 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Volunteer lawyers in good standing from the MBA will answer legal questions from Massachusetts callers about family law/domestic relations topics, such as abuse prevention, adoption, child support, custody, divorce, parental rights and paternity. The legal advice is provided at no charge as a public service of the MBA.

To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 17. Normal telephone charges will apply. (EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE: These numbers are only active from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 17.)

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already difficult challenges facing many individuals and families in Massachusetts,” said Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court. “While the Probate and Family Court remains open for both emergency matters and non-emergency matters that can be handled virtually, I commend the Massachusetts Bar Association and its volunteer lawyers for presenting this critical public service, which will help improve access to justice for vulnerable residents across the commonwealth.”

This special June 17 Dial-A-Lawyer is limited to legal questions related to domestic relations. For those seeking legal advice on additional legal areas, mark your calendars for the next monthly Dial-A-Lawyer, Wednesday, July 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Since March 1991, the MBA has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program encouraging members of the public to call with their legal problems and questions. This program was created in order to assist the people of Massachusetts who have fallen through the cracks of the legal and criminal justice system.

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