Lawyers Journal

ABA president meets with MBA, governor's staff on Boston visit

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. 28.

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.

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