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About “Ask a Real Lawyer”
“Ask a Real Lawyer” is a pilot program presented by Montgomery Bar Association. The program aims to provide a safe service where local residents and business owners can anonymously ask legal questions of general interest to lawyers who practice law in Montgomery County, PA. Questions sent to AskaRealLawyer@montgomerybar.org are received by an MBA LRS help desk representative, then posted anonymously to a group of panelists who are qualifying members of the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service or Modest Means Legal Access Program. Responses from panelists are formatted on the web by the Bar Association and a link is then sent to the responding attorney for approval. Once content is approved by the attorney, it is sent to MONTCO.TODAY for publication and prepared to appear in future editions of MONTCO.TODAY. Content will also be archived in the “For the Public/ Ask a Real Lawyer” section of the Bar’s website, montgomerybar.org
Panelists must be members of the Montgomery Bar Association in good standing, must be fully licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and must maintain proof of current malpractice insurance. Panelists must remain active participants in Montgomery Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) and/or Modest Means Legal Access Program (MMLAP) and agree to comply with all Terms and Conditions of these programs. This includes, but is not limited to agreeing to offer clients referred to them through the MBA LRS or the “Ask a Real Lawyer” pilot a deeply discounted 30-minute consultation for no more than $40, or a free consultation at the attorney's discretion.. For individuals referred to them who pre-qualify financially for MMLAP through Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania or the MBA, a complimentary 30-minute consultation, and a reduced rate of no more than $75/hr. thereafter. All panelists must remain in good standing with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and agree to handle cases in full compliance with Pennsylvania's Rules of Professional Conduct. For complete details, e-mail: LRS@montgomerybar.org or contact an LRS Representative at 610-279-9660, Ext. 201.