The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that
Chris Matthews will deliver the keynote address at its Annual
Dinner on Thursday, May 15, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Matthews is a highly respected political news commentator, who
hosts the top-rated "Hardball" program on MSNBC. Matthews is also a
celebrated author of several literary works, including books
profiling some of Massachusetts' favorite sons, John F. Kennedy and
March is Brain Injury Awareness month, but if you are any kind
of a sports fan, you already know that brain injury has been one of
the hottest topics at the intersection of sports, law and medicine
for the past few years. The National Football League (NFL) and
National Hockey League (NHL) are both embroiled in litigation
brought by former players over concussions, and Major League
Baseball (MLB) just recently banned home plate collisions.
But professional athletes are just a small part of the story. The
truth is, brain injury has become an invisible epidemic in our
country, impacting millions of people from all walks of life.
Over the years, Michael E. Mone Sr. has represented, pro
bono, so many lawyers and judges who have run afoul of the
profession, his friends joke that his telephone number is scrawled
on the bathroom walls of every courthouse in the state.
"He's very sought-after," says Martin W. Healy, chief legal
counsel at the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). "I know if I
had an issue of any kind, Mike is the first person I would call.
That's how highly I think of him."