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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 funding.

The MBA and BBA organized a similar grass-roots lobbying effort in 2012 and 2009.

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