The Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association have been selected as joint recipients of the 2007 Harrison Tweed Award. Both associations are being recognized for their long-standing commitment to the funding and provision of quality legal services to the poor in Massachusetts in both criminal and civil matters.
Mark D Mason began his term as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association with an ambitious agenda and lofty ideas symbolized by his theme of "United in the Law."
His 2007-08 term began in September with a Sept. 7 reception amid the grandeur of the Museum of Fine Arts’ William I. Koch Gallery. From humble beginnings as a young attorney scraping by as a bar advocate in Western Massachusetts, Mason set out to unite the legal profession behind common principles and common causes. He launched his Civics in Education program and bolstered an already strong relationship between the MBA and the judiciary.