Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Feb. 14 Court Advocacy Day: Mark your calendars to attend
Bar leadership asks attorneys to push for $589 million of maintenance funding for Trial Court
The Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association
invite members of the bar to join in Court Advocacy Day on
Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Grand Staircase inside the Statehouse.
Beginning at 11 a.m., the program will help reiterate the need for
funding that allows the Trial Court to meet the needs of
Massachusetts residents who use the courts.
The event will open with a brief speaking program, after which
attendees will be encouraged to meet with their local legislators.
Featured speakers include:
- Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland;
- Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence;
- MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr.; and
- BBA President James D. Smeallie.
In order for Massachusetts' third branch of government to
maintain basic services, $589 million is necessary. Materials will
serve as helpful references when members of the bar meet with their
local legislators to underscore the need for this level of
The MBA and BBA organized a similar grass-roots lobbying
effort in 2012 and 2009.