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in these situations is for the person to
think he is being represented . There
have been cases where people show up
in court with an email from an attorney
and think they are represented . This
is especially true in family law where
emotions are often high, " she said .
Trevaskis said the Dauphin County
Bar Association's Public Services
Committee, chaired by James P .
DeAngelo of McNees, Wallace and
Nurick LLC, Harrisburg, was instrumental
in encouraging the PBA to
join Free Legal Answers . In July 2020,
DeAngelo began the conversation . In
November 2020, Sandra A . Ballard,
public services coordinator for the
Dauphin County Bar Association,
presented a request to the PBA
Board of Governors .
In the Dauphin County Bar
Association newsletter article about
the program, Ballard said, " With
malpractice insurance and no requirements
for minimal hours or prior
training, there's no reason not to
register . Free Legal Answers is an
automated tool that uses modern
technology to help more people . "
Trevaskis gives credit to the Dauphin
County Bar Association for PBA's
adoption of the program . " When
they brought it to the PBA board,
it became policy . It is time for this .
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network has
a new executive director . There is
a huge push from the Disciplinary
Board . Supreme Court Chief Justice
Max Baer wrote a letter to members
about pro bono . We saw how useful
this would be . The bottom line is this
is one more thing we can do to make
it better for other people . "
ProSocial Valuation Service measured
the impact of the ABA FLA and found
that providing legal services is more
than just a public service . Client
" With malpractice insurance and no
requirements for minimal hours or prior
training, there's no reason not to register. Free
Legal Answers is an automated tool that uses
modern technology to help more people "
outcomes, pro bono service, advocacy
and improved health and well-being
are all drivers of social capital created
by ABA FLA . For every $1 invested
in ABA FLA, $7 worth of capital is
created, producing $7 .3 million in
social capital in just a year .
* Free Legal Answers data shows
that the number of submitted
questions increased within the
past 16 months .
* Since March 2020 ABA FLA
has received 49,414 submitted
questions, representing a 48%
increase over the previous year .
In February 2021 alone, 4,330
questions were submitted on ABA
FLA, many related to the pandemic,
representing a 56% increase
over the previous year . To serve
more individuals affected by the
pandemic, ABA FLA temporarily
increased its question limit per
client and the income/asset cap was
increased in many states .
* Overall, legal questions in matters
commonly associated with
the pandemic increased since
March 2020 . For instance, 7,045
housing-related questions and
3,113 employment-related questions
were submitted, representing a
64% and 131% respective increase
over the previous year .
* ABA FLA attorney registrations have
also increased since the pandemic
hit . Since March 2020, 2,012
24
volunteer attorneys registered to
answer civil legal questions on
ABA FLA, representing a 68%
increase over the previous year .
(Stats from the ABA FLA February
2021 Report) Lawyers who would
like to participate can sign up as
a volunteer attorney at https://
pa .freelegalanswers .org/Attorneys/
Account/Agreement . They can
read through the material on the
page and check out the Frequently
Asked Questions from Pennsylvania
Volunteer Attorneys before clicking
on the I Agree button at the bottom
of the Attorney Agreement page .
To complete the signup process,
volunteers must:
* Create a password to set up a
volunteer account;
* Provide contact information
and their Pennsylvania
Attorney ID number;
* Sign the Attorney Use Agreement .
Before the lawyer's account is
activated, the website administrator
checks to ensure the lawyer
is licensed in Pennsylvania and is
in good standing with the Disciplinary
Board of the Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania . Once a lawyer
has been approved by the website
administrator, the lawyer receives
an email notification and can
begin answering user questions .
Lawyers will be able to view a log
of questions they have previously
answered in their history . 
https://pa.freelegalanswers.org/

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