Pizza and Pro Bono: Mass Legal Answers Online Blitz
- 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Boston Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
- Access to Justice
Join the BBA for a pro bono pizza party while we work with volunteer attorneys from Mass Legal Answers Online (MLAO) and the Volunteer Lawyers Project to answer legal questions for low income Massachusetts residents through MLAO. You can make an immediate difference to someone struggling to resolve their legal problem.
What is MLAO? MLAO is a secure and confidential website where low income Massachusetts residents can ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue. Qualified users post questions about civil legal problems. When a volunteer lawyer logs in to the site, there is a list of questions that the volunteer can pick from to answer. It’s like a virtual walk-in legal clinic! MLAO is a limited scope service -- all help is provided through the website, and there is no expectation of long-term representation. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.
To learn more about MLAO, watch this short video. You can also visit Mass Pro Bono, or check out these FAQs.
What's an MLAO Blitz? It is an in-person session where attorneys and law students gather to research and brainstorm answers to questions that have been posted to MLAO. Experienced attorneys and MLAO staff will be on hand to guide you in answering questions. It's a great way to get started using MLAO, an opportunity to provide pro bono service from your desk! The most common question topics are family law, housing, and consumer law, but help with all civil issue areas is needed.
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