Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010
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Volunteers recognized at a June 16 MBA celebratory dinner.

Photos by Jeff Thiebauth.

MBA celebrates successes of volunteer leaders

A celebratory dinner was held June 16 at Legal Sea Foods in Boston for the MBA's volunteer leaders.

"This evening is a 'thank you' for all of you," said MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus, who presented a public service award to Civil Litigation Section Council Co-Chair Kimberly Y. Jones, and four special awards to volunteers for their leadership in modifying the MBA's bylaws, including Governance Chair Warren F. Fitzgerald, bylaws drafter Mary Jo Kennedy and pro bono counsel David A. Parke and Christopher M. Jedrey.

"Looking around, I would like to give an award to every person in the room," said Yarashus, who began the awards presentation by quoting President John F. Kennedy, "A nation reveals itself not only by the people it produces but by the men it honors."

In addition, two awards were presented on behalf of the Volunteer Recognition, Recruitment and Retention Task Force chaired by MBA Secretary Jeffrey N. Catalano. Darrell Mook and Grace Garcia, members of the task force, presented the awards to Fern Frolin, lauded as an "MBA unsung hero," Timothy Dacey, for his work on the MBA's Committee on Professional Ethics, and Robert J. Muldoon and Jessica Kelly for their time and energy to the amicus brief filed in support of the Real Estate Bar Association.

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