Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009
MBA leadership met on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the first House of Delegates meeting of the 2009-10 association year.
Photos by Jennifer Rosinski.
First 2009-10 MBA House of Delegates meeting discusses education, membership and technology
MBA leadership met on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Andover
The Sept. 17 gathering at the Andover Country Club was the first
meeting of the 2009-10 association year led by President Valerie A.
Yarashus, who gave an overview of the coming year including a focus
on internal improvements in the areas of education, membership and
technology as well as lobbying for changes in the areas of drug
policy, alimony and to halt further court budget cuts. "We have
very significant work to do this year, and it will make a
difference," she said.
Measures to oppose both the state's plan to close the
Bridgewater substance abuse center in November and portions of Gov.
Deval Patrick's bill, An Act to Reduce Firearm Violence (in part,
because it would establish a presumption that a defendant charged
with possession of a firearm is dangerous for the purpose of
setting bail) were approved by the Massachusetts Bar Association
House of Delegates last week.
Look for a more detailed report
of HOD in the November issue of Lawyers Journal.