Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008
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Photograph by Kelsey Sadoff
Section chairs gather to discuss the 2008-09 MBA association year at the recent Section Council Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

MBA welcomes 2008-09 section council chairs

New slate of chairs futher diversifies MBA leadership

Appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Edward W. McIntyre, the 2008-09 chairs of the MBA’s 17 sections and Young Lawyers Division, provide lawyers with up-to-date information on specific areas of law, monitor law-related legislation, sponsor professional education programs and provide information on the law for the general public. 

This year, the MBA welcomes six returning section chairs and 22 new chairs to the association's leadership. The 28 section/division chairs hail from across the state and will be responsible for much of the association's activity through the year under the leadership of the officers.  

Here is a list of section and division leaders for this association year.

  
 Access to Justice
  • James T. Van Buren, Law Office of James T. Van Buren, Fitchburg

Access to Justice

Business Law Section
  • Stephen Y. Chow, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston (left)
  • Robert J. Kerwin, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers PC, Boston (right)

Business Law

Civil Litigation
  • Kimberly Yunee Jones, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston  

Civil Litigation 

Criminal Justice
  • Gloria Y. Tan, Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, Cambridge 

Criminal Justice

Family Law
  • Thomas J. Barbar, Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston (left)
  • Veronica J. Fenton, Law Office of Veronica J. Fenton, Lenox (right)

Family Law 

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm
  • Kevin P. Scanlon, Barron & Stadfeld, Boston (left)
  • Neil Kumar Sherring, Dakoyannis & Sherring, Westwood (right)

GPSSF

Health Law
  • Frank J. Riccio, Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree (left)
  • George M. Thompson Jr., Law Firm of George Thompson, Westborough (right)

Health Law

Immigration Law
  • Marc D. Freiberger, Yarashus, Wagner, Cook, Freiberger & Washienko LLC, Boston (left)
  • Roy Jack Watson Jr., Watson Law Offices, Bedford (right)

Immigration Law

Judicial Administration
  • James C. Donnelly Jr., Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie and Lougee LLP, Worcester 

Judicial Administration

Juvenile and Child Welfare
  • Michael E. Donnelly, Anna Maria College, Paxton 
  • Wendy Wolf, Committee for Public Counsel Services’ (CPCS) Juvenile Defense Network, Roxbury

 Juvenile and Child Welfare

Labor & Employment
  • David E. Belfort, Corrigan, Bennett & Belfort PC, Cambridge (left)
  • Catherine E. Reuben, Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston (right) 

Labor & Employment

Law Practice Management
  • Rodney Dowell, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston (left)
  • Alan J. Klevan, Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley (right)

Law Practice Management

Probate Law
  • John G. Dugan, Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon PC, Franklin 

Probate Law

Property Law
  • E. Christopher Kehoe, Robinson & Cole, Boston (left)
  • Josephine A. McNeil, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization, Newton (right)

Property Law

Public Law
  • Margaret J. Hurley, Central Mass. Regional Office of the Attorney General’s Office, Worcester (not pictured)
  • Mary T. Feeney, Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Framingham 

Public Law

Taxation Law
  • Brian D. Bixby, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston

Taxation 

Young Lawyers Division
  • Michael Broderick

YLD

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