Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Johnson receives MBA Community Service Award
Attorney Marshall E. Johnson, a Plymouth practitioner, received
the MBA Community Service Award at the Plymouth County Bar
Association's annual meeting on Dec. 9.
The MBA Community Service Award is given to attorneys who have
made important public service contributions to their communities
and to publicize the fact that members of the legal profession are
caring, involved individuals, eager to use their legal skills for
the betterment of society.
"My brief remarks this evening can't possibly provide the
appropriate context for how much Marshall devotes his time and
expertise for the greater good," said MBA President Denise
Squillante, who praised Johnson's dedication to the legal
A member of the MBA since 1980, Johnson has served as a judge for
the MBA's Statewide Mock Trial Program. In addition to his work
with the MBA, Johnson is credited with increasing Plymouth District
Bar Association attendance at meetings, resurrecting the bar's
scholarship program, establishing the Frank Powers Memorial Public
Service Award and publishing an annual membership directory.
Dedicated to the Plymouth County legal community, Johnson
generously donates at least 12 days a year, six each to Plymouth
and Brockton, as a participant in the Plymouth County Probate &
Family Court Lawyer of the Day Project, a program he has been
involved in for the past 12 years. In addition, Johnson is a member
of the Pilgrim Bar Advocates Program -- aptly handling 10 to 15
court-appointed cases per year on behalf of indigent clients.