Each month the Bar Foundation collaborates with KYTV to produce KY-3 Call a Lawyer. SMBA volunteer attorneys take calls and answer questions during the evening news from 5:00-6:30 once a month. The SMBA has a long history of volunteer phone banks and radio shows, but the monthly commitment and partnership with KY-3 began in November 2003, as a commitment to increase public awareness of laws and the legal system.
Project Impact: From November, 2003 to 2013 the SMBF/ KY-3 Call A Lawyer collaboration has amassed statistics that help illustrate the vast impact of the project. In the first six years of collaboration, there were
65 KY-3 Call a Lawyer programs
309 volunteer attorneys
460 hours of free legal assistance provided to the community
Consumer reporter Cara Restelli produced the KY-3 Call a Lawyer program for several years and was recognized with a Missouri Bar Excellence in Journalism award in 2008 for her work with Call a Lawyer.