Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
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Photograph by Tricia Oliver
From left to right: MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy; State Rep. Jerald Parisella (D-Beverly); MBA President Denise Squillante; State Rep. Paul Mark (D-Hancock); and MBA President-elect Richard P. Campbell. Photo by Tricia Oliver.

MBA co-sponsors reception for freshmen legislators

The Massachusetts Bar Association co-sponsored the New Legislators' Reception on Tuesday at the John Adams Courthouse. The event was held to welcome new members of the Massachusetts Legislature and to emphasize the importance of their support in ensuring funding for legal services.

"State funding for legal services is one cog in the machine that is legal services… Despite the best efforts of the bar, including much pro bono activity, we are still falling short in providing civil legal aid to our most vulnerable citizens," said MBA President Denise Squillante, a featured speaker. Squillante was joined by MBA President-elect Richard P. Campbell; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy; and Legislative Activities Manager Lee Ann Constantine at the event.

As a result of the November election, 39 new faces will join the House of Representatives and eight will join the Senate.

Click here to view event images.

The Jan. 11 event was hosted by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and co-sponsored by the Boston Bar Association.

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