The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the
harvest of the future."
-Unknown, inscribed on the National Archives building in
I stand on the strong shoulders of the past leaders of the
Massachusetts Bar Association who have blazed the remarkable trail
before me to continue the association's timeless mission.
As the Trial Court Department considers drastic cost-cutting
recommendations to move and consolidate more than a dozen
courthouses statewide, concerns have been raised about the impact
the changes would have.
A decision is expected this fall, and anxiety is rising.
Denise Squillante is widely recognized as one of the
Massachusetts Bar Association's most vocal ambassadors. A
self-described "main street lawyer" from southeastern
Massachusetts, Squillante has steadily worked through the volunteer
ranks to now lead the MBA through its centennial-year