MBA's first Hispanic
president aims to restore camaraderie
Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert W. Harnais has
seen lawyers bring out the best and the worst in people --
This is a column I never dreamed I'd be writing. But here I am,
beginning a term as the president of the Massachusetts Bar
Association, and I can't tell you how humbled I am. The MBA is a
marvelous organization that provides help and expertise to the
public and to the legal profession. To lead the MBA is a tremendous
honor. I just hope I don't screw it up.
I'm also immensely proud to be the association's first Hispanic
president. My parents are both from Argentina. They moved to this
country and provided me with every advantage they could muster. I
owe so much to them, and by extension, to my heritage.
Massachusetts Bar Association member Christa A. Arcos is a solo
practitioner based in Stoneham who specializes in defending
attorneys in BBO proceedings and appellate matters. She is a member
of the MBA's Judicial Administration Section Council and the MBA's
Committee on Professional Ethics. Massachusetts Lawyers
Journal recently spoke with Arcos about revisions made to the
Supreme Judicial Court's Massachusetts Rules of Professional
Conduct, which went into effect July 1, 2015.