American Bar Association President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
met with the Massachusetts Bar Association and state leaders to
discuss the court budget crisis during his visit to Boston on Feb.
Robinson's first stop was the MBA's headquarters in Boston, where
he met with MBA President Richard P. Campbell and MBA Chief
Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy.
The group then headed to the Statehouse to meet with staff in the
office of Gov. Deval Patrick. At the meeting were Chief of Staff Mo
Cowan, Chief Legal Counsel Mark Reilly and Deputy Director of
Cabinet Affairs Cecilia Ugarte Baldwin.
The MBA and ABA shared their concerns over the lack of adequate
funding for the courts in Massachusetts, and discussed the MBA's
ongoing court funding campaign.