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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
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From left to right: Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong (ret.) and Lee J. Gartenberg of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Dept. in North Billerica, will be presented with the Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey and MBA Gold Medal Award, respectively, at the 2008 Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Armstrong photo by George Peet and Gartenberg photo by Jeff Thiebauth.

Gala Dinner will feature keynote speaker Riskin, awardees Hon. Armstrong and Gartenberg

Nov. 12 Gala Dinner approaching quickly; purchase tickets soon

The 2008 Gala Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston and feature keynote speaker Leonard L. Riskin, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, who will discuss mindfulness in the law.


The MBA’s Annual Gala Dinner on Nov. 12 will also feature a special awards presentation including the Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award and the MBA Gold Medal Award. These high honors will be presented to the Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong (ret.) and Lee J. Gartenberg respectively.


“Recipients Judge Christopher Armstrong and Lee Gartenberg were chosen in large part because they exemplify the timeless tenets of leadership in the law,” said MBA President Edward W. McIntyre.


The Hennessey Award is purposed for federal or state judges within Massachusetts who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to improving the administration of justice and upholding the highest traditions for public service, while the MBA’s Gold Medal Award is reserved for individuals who have provided outstanding legal services that have benefited the legal profession in Massachusetts.


To find out more about this MBA Signature Event or to purchase a table or tickets, visit or call (617) 338-0500.


NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, table or sponsorship for the Gala Dinner, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or click here to download a registration form. Prices for the dinner are listed below.


Legal services attorneys, government attorneys, YLD members: $110
All others: $160
Table of 10: $1,500 ($100 discount)

Sponsorship opportunities

Friend, includes a table of 10 and a half page ad in the dinner program: $2,000
Patron, includes a table of 10 and a full page ad in the dinner program: $2,500
Benefactor, includes a table of 10, a full page ad in the dinner program, and name on event banner: $3,000

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