Members of the MBA's Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal
Justice Compensation are examining the impact of low prosecutor and public defender salaries on the Massachusetts criminal justice system
The Massachusetts Bar Association's Blue Ribbon Commission on
Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation will hold a hearing on
Wednesday, March 26, beginning at 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor
Conference Suite at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. The
hearing is an opportunity for current and former criminal
practitioners to discuss the challenges they face living in
Massachusetts where compensation rates have changed little in the
20 years since the MBA's groundbreaking Callahan Report was
The commission was appointed this year by MBA President Douglas
K. Sheff and is chaired by MBA Past President Richard P. Campbell.
Members include: Denise Squillante, MBA Past President; Randy
Chapman, Chapman & Chapman PC; William D. Delahunt, former
Congressman and District Attorney for Norfolk County; Hon. Suzanne
V. DelVecchio (ret.) former Chief Justice Superior Court, mediator,
Commonwealth Mediation; Hon. Charles Johnson, former Chief Justice,
Boston Municipal Court; Martin Kane II, McGrath & Kane; Gerard
T. Leone, partner, Nixon Peabody LLP and former District Attorney,
Middlesex County; Richard Lord, Chief Executive Officer and
President, Associated Industries of Massachusetts; and Martin W.
Healy, MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, who
serves as commission counsel.