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- Keeping a steady eye on court reform
- Legislative, court leaders unveil court reform bill
- Window of opportunity: Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
- CLE tracks, Access to Justice Awards, “Hail to the Chiefs” panel, Centennial Ball to headline spring event in Boston
- Underage drinking in private homes leads to drunk driving, drownings, sexual assaults
- MBF awards four law students fellowships
- MBA applauds nomination of Hon. Barbara A. Lenk to SJC
- MBA participates in ABA Day in D.C.
- Courts at ‘breaking point,’ Bench-Bar summit calls for help
- Brown speaks at banquet for New England Law | Boston
- Access to Justice Awards recognize profession’s best
- 2011-12 MBA officers and delegates announced
- Western Mass. charter school wins 2011 Mock Trial
- Excellence in the Law to honor profession’s finest
- In-House Counsel Pro Bono Forum May 16 in Boston
- Members win prizes during Appreciation Week
- House of Delegates address workplace safety, cameras in the courtroom, DOMA, other issues
- Section Spotlight
- MBA Centennial
- Bar News
- A practical approach to spoliation of evidence
- Mechanics’ liens to be available to design professionals
- 2010 estate tax options
- Long and winding road: The role of courts, zero tolerance and school exclusion in Mass.
- No longer a secret: The Massachusetts Trial Court law libraries
- MBA testifies to keep Probation in judicial branch
As part of my testimony before the Joint Committee on the
Judiciary last month, the MBA stressed that the time has come for
the appointment of a professionally trained court administrator to
oversee all management functions of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
We were pleased to hear that House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Chief
Justice Roderick L. Ireland have filed court reform legislation
that includes this recommendation.
Such a move will bring to fruition more than 30 years of best
practices from the state and the nation.
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, with Supreme Judicial Court Chief
Justice Roderick L. Ireland literally and figuratively standing by
his side, unveiled major court reform legislation on April
"Today, we have two branches of government standing together,"
DeLeo said at the start of a Statehouse press conference. In
emphasizing the new level of collaboration between his office and
the judiciary, he said longstanding tension between the two "ends
Peter Koutoujian didn't go looking for the job of sheriff of
Middlesex County. The job came looking for him, in the aftermath of
the resignation and subsequent suicide of the previous sheriff,
James DiPaola. At first, Koutoujian says, he wasn't really inclined
to take the post. He was enjoying a satisfying career as an
eight-term state representative. But then he reconsidered: "I
thought I could do a good job."